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Care of the plant Cneorum pulverulentum or Neochamaelea pulverulenta.

Care of the shrub Cneorum pulverulentum or Neochamaelea pulverulenta

The genus Cneorum, family Rutaceae, includes 2 species of shrubs native to the Mediterranean region (Cneorum tricoccon) and the Canary Islands (Cneorum pulverulentum).

Scientific synonym: Neochamaelea pulverulenta. This species is native to the Canary Islands.

They are highly branched shrubs with silver stems when young and brown in adult specimens; they reach 1.5 meters (4.92 feet) in height. The leaves are perennial and leathery, linear-lanceolate, greyish in color and covered with hair. They produce pretty, four-petalled yellow flowers. They bloom in winter and early spring.

They are used in dry areas of the garden, to create groups (combined with Lavandula and Euphorbia) or as isolated specimens; they are ideal for Mediterranean gardens by the sea.

Cneorum pulverulentum needs full sun exposure and warm temperatures. They do not resist frost.

They can grow in any well-drained soil, even in poor, limestone soils.

Water moderately, waiting for the substrate to dry; they resist drought well.

They do not need fertilizers.

They can be lightly pruned after flowering.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They propagate easily from seeds sown in spring or by woody cuttings.

Images of the shrub Cneorum pulverulentum or Neochamaelea pulverulenta

Cneorum pulverulentum
Cneorum pulverulentum
Cneorum pulverulentum