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Care of the plant Convolvulus cneorum or Silverbush.

Care of the plant Convolvulus cneorum or Silverbush

The genus Convolvulus, family Convolvulaceae, includes 600 species of herbaceous climbing plants native to the Mediterranean region. Some species are: Convolvulus cneorum, Convolvulus tricolor, Convolvulus sepium, Convolvulus sabatius, Convolvulus althaeoides, Convolvulus floridus, Convolvulus mauritanicus.

Common names: Silverbush, Shrubby bindweed. This species is native to the Mediterranean region.

They are evergreen shrubs with a compact and rounded bearing that reach 50 cm in height. They have attractive lanceolate, silver-green leaves and silky texture. The abundant and showy flowers have white petals with pink streaks and a yellow center. They bloom from mid-spring to early summer.

They are used on edges, on rockeries and to cover sunny slopes and low walls. They combine very well with Cistus and Teucrium. They are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens. They can be grown in pots for balconies, terraces and patios.

Convulvulus cneorum needs full sun exposure and sheltered from the cold; they resist mild and occasional frosts.

They prefer a calcareous soil but also grow in well-drained, sandy, arid or poor soils.

Water very moderately throughout the year with a slight increase in irrigation in summer; they resist drought very well.

They do not need fertilizers.

Prune lightly after flowering to maintain a compact appearance.

They are plants resistant to the most common pests and diseases.

They propagate by seeds sown in early spring or by cuttings in summer. It's convenient to renew the copies every 3-4 years.

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Convolvulus cneorum
Convolvulus cneorum
Convolvulus cneorum
Convolvulus cneorum
 

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