|Native to the Mediterranean region, these evergreen, spring- and summer-blooming shrubs are perfect for sunny, dry or hot situations and seashore plantings. Leaves vary in size and shape, but blooms are single and rose-like. Fast-growing and fire-resistant, they tolerate drought and poor soils. They are also cold-hardy to 10º to 20º F. Need little attention except for cutting back occasionally. Excellent drainage is essential to prevent root rot. Plant in masses in rock gardens or as a bank cover, as they help control erosion.
This compact shrub is planted as a ground cover. The leaves are small and covered with short dense hairs. The white flowers have a cluster of prominent yellow stamens.
Attributes - Cistus salviifolius
Plant Type: Ground Cover, Shrub
Bloom Season: Mid Spring
Flower Color: White, Yellow
Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft.
Width: 6 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10
Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil. Low Maintenance.