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Care of the plant Cistus albidus or White-leaved rock rose

Care of the plant Cistus albidus or White-leaved rock rose

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

Common names: White-leaved rock rose, Grey-leaved cistus. This species is native to southwestern Europe.

They are very aromatic evergreen shrubs that reach 1.5 meters in height. They have hairy leaves, viscous to the touch, opposite and elliptical in shape with slightly wavy edges. The attractive 5 cm diameter flowers are pink or purple with a yellow center. They bloom in spring.

They are used to form hedges and flowerbeds and are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

Cistus albidus needs full sun exposure and a temperate climate. They are resistant plants with little care.

They can grow in any type of soil but prefer limestone soils.

Water regularly but with little water; slightly increase watering in summer. They resist drought very well and do not tolerate excess water.

They do not need fertilizers or pruning.

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

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Cistus albidus
Cistus albidus
Cistus albidus
Cistus albidus
Cistus albidus
 

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