Shrubby Bindweed

Convolvulus cneorum

Silvery Bindweed, Silverbush

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A small spreading evergreen shrub that can get to 60cm high. It produces narrow silvery leaves and in late spring and early summer it produces pink tinged buds that open to reveal white funnel shaped flowers. It prefers well-drained soil with low fertility, in a sheltered spot in full sun.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer.

Special features

Attracts useful insects

Drought resistant

Special features

Origin

Mediterranean

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

This sun loving bushy shrub suits being included in Mediterranean, urban courtyard and gravel style gardens. It can also tolerate growing in large containers.

Personality

Family

Convolvulaceae

Flower colour

White

Scent

Mild

Problems

Generally pest and disease free
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