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Rockrose, laurel leaved   /   Cistus laurifolius

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Laurel Leaved Rockrose - Cistus laurifolius (latin)

Area of origin: Northern Africa and south western Europe.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 2.5 m , width up to 2.5m (8.2').
Foliage: Evergreen.
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.

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