5 years to reach maturity
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White-Leaved Rock Rose Overview
Cistus albidus is a compact, bushy evergreen shrub that produces bright pink flowers. It originates from Southwestern Europe and the western region of North Africa. This species typically grows to around 1m high, producing pale green-grey, white-felted foliage. Flowers have 5 papery, spreading petals coloured a soft rose-lilac colour, with bright golden-yellow stamens in the centre. This plant and Cistus crispus were used to create the hybrid Cistus × incanus.
How to propagate White-Leaved Rock Rose
Softwood cuttings. Take 10-15cm long cuttings and remove bottom half og the leaves. Place in well-draining soil mixture.
Special features of White-Leaved Rock Rose
Attracts useful insects
Nectar and pollen-rich flowers, which attract bees and other beneficial insect pollinators.
Other uses of White-Leaved Rock Rose
Rocky areas, borders.