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Shrubby Bindweed

Convolvulus cneorum

Also known as

Silvery Bindweed, Silverbush

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Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H4

RHS hardiness

-10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Shrubby Bindweed Overview

Convolvulus cneorum is a low-growing evergreen shrub that forms a compact bushy mound. It has narrow silvery leaves and in late spring to early summer, it produces pink-tinged buds that open to reveal white funnel-shaped flowers that flatten out as they mature. It is free-flowering and even more so if regularly deadheaded. Also known as Shrubby or Silvery Bindweed, it prefers well-drained soil with low fertility, and a sheltered spot in full sun. Water well in summer if grown in a container, but keep it drier over winter. Otherwise, it is drought resistant when planted in the ground and it is suitable for gravel, rock and Mediterranean-style gardens, as well as mixed borders and city courtyards. It can be trimmed lightly to maintain shape after flowering. Generally free of pests and diseases and low-maintenance, Convolvulus cneorum is a popular plant and has earned a coveted 'RHS Award of Garden Merit'.

Common problems with Shrubby Bindweed

Generally pest and disease free

    How to propagate Shrubby Bindweed

    Cuttings

    Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer.

    Special features of Shrubby Bindweed

    Attracts useful insects

    Drought resistant

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Plants for Summer Cuttings

    Some of the many plants which you can take semi-ripe cuttings from in summer.

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