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'.