Area of origin: Northern Africa and south western Europe.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 2.5 m , width up to 2.5m (8.2').
Soil Type: All. Avoid soil that is too wet.
Hardiness: Hardy to -15°C. Tolerant of very dry conditions, take care of hard frosts.
Exposure: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
Evergreen bushy shrub with very abundant white flowers in spring. Plant in the ground or in a container next to the house or around the swimming pool. It is also very good for planting in flowerbeds and rockeries.
List of Cistus :
• Grey Leaved Rockrose (Cistus albidus), abundant pink blossom
• Montpellier Rockrose (Cistus monspeliensis), abundant white blossom.
• Sage Leaved Rockrose (Cistus salvifolius), dislikes chalky soil, hardy to -5°C, white blossom.