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Cistus x argenteus 'Paper Moon'

Rock Rose

Location:

The Tennis Court Garden

Description:

A medium sized evergreen shrub, to 1.5m, native to Southern Europe and North Africa with 5-petalled, bowl-shaped, white flowers with a central boss of golden yellow stamens,over a long period in late spring and summer. The narrow gray green leaves are lightly hairy.

Site and Care:

Grow in poor, well-drained soil, of any type in sheletered conditions. Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings. Prune after flowering to maintain shape removing old and dead wood.