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Care of the plant Cistus salviifolius or Sage-leaved rockrose.

Care of the plant Cistus salviifolius or Sage-leaved rockrose

The genus Cistus, family Cistaceae, comprises 20 species of shrubs native to the Mediterranean region. Some species are: Cistus parviflorus, Cistus monspeliensis, Cistus ladanifer, Cistus creticus, Cistus albidus, Cistus villosus, Cistus x pulverulentus, Cistus x skanbergii, Cistus salviifolius.

Common names: Salvia cistus, Sage-leaved rockrose, Gallipoli rose. This species is native to the Mediterranean region.

They are evergreen shrubs that reach 1 meter in height. They have petiolate, rough, oblong and ovate leaves. The flowers are large and white with a yellow center. They bloom in spring.

They are used in terraces, to form bushy groups and to form low hedges.

Cistus salviifolius needs full sun exposure and protected from the cold.

It's important that the soil is well drained; it must also be light and contain siliceous sand.

Water regularly but with little amount of water; increase watering in summer. They resist drought very well.

They do not need pruning or fertilizers.

It's a very resistant shrub to pests and diseases.

They propagate by cuttings after flowering or by seeds sown in spring.

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Cistus salviifolius
Cistus salviifolius
Cistus salviifolius
Cistus salviifolius
 

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