Cistus x lusitanicus 'Decumbens'
One of the hardiest of all the Rock Roses - forming a lovely dome shape when planted in sunny spots with good drainage. Masses of white flowers in midsummer. 2ft tall x 4ft across after 4 years. This can be seen growing on cliff tops overlooking the Atlantic in its native Portugal.
Propagated by us from cuttings.
IF IT HAS AN AMBER TRAFFIC LIGHT
Hardy in the Home Counties if sensibly sited (avoiding severe frost pockets, for example). Many Amber Labelled Plants are from cuttings from well-established plants that have survived many harsh winters in the South-East.
This is only meant as a guide. Please remember we're always on hand to give advice about plants and their frost hardiness.
Please remember that these coloured labels are only a rough guide.
General Point about Plant Hardiness: The commonly held belief that it's better to 'plant small' is perfectly true with herbaceous plants, but not necessarily true with woody plants. They need some 'wood' on them to survive severe cold - so plants of marginal hardiness in very cold areas should really be planted LARGER, rather than smaller, wherever possible.
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