Cistus x hybridus
White rockrose, Russian ivory-white rockrose, European ivory-white rockrose, Cistus x corbariensis, Cistus coeris, Cistus acutifolius ‘Sweet’, Cistus x hybridus var. corbariensis
C. x hybridus – C. x hybridus is a dense, bushy, frost hardy, evergreen shrub with ovate, wavy, dark green leaves and, in summer, red buds opening to white flowers with yellow stamens.
White in Summer
Dark-green in All seasons
HOW TO CARE
Watch out for
Pruning group 8. Does not respond well to hard pruning. Best to replace old, leggy plants. Pinch back after flowering to maintain a bushy habit.
Semi-ripe cuttings, Softwood cuttings
WHERE TO GROW
Cistus x hybridus (White rockrose) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.
Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean
Best planted in poor, sandy, well-drained soil in full sun. May turn chlorotic if planted in very chalky soil.
Chalky, Loamy, Sandy
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral