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× Halimiocistus sahucii
  • RHS AGM

Sahuc rock rose

a dense, low-growing dwarf evergreen shrub with narrow, dark green leaves and pure white flowers 2.5cm in width, with yellow stamens

Synonyms
× Halimiocistus revolii misapplied
Cistus sahucii

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Cistaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

x Halimiocistus are evergreen shrubs, hybrids between Cistus and Halimium, with simple, opposite leaves and saucer-shaped white or yellow flowers with 5 broad petals, sometimes with conspicuous basal blotches

Name status

Correct

Plant range
France

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in sandy well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Ground cover
Pruning

Pruning group 9

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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