Cistus, Rock Rose, Rockrose
Cistus x corbariensis

Family: Cistaceae
Genus: Cistus (SIS-tus) (Info)
Species: x corbariensis

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From semi-hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Pittsburg, California

Pahrump, Nevada

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jun 30, 2004, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

I 've obtained a little shrub this year. I don't know if and how it 'll survive our wet winters. She's pretty and flowers are nicely fragnant. I've deadheaded her and she keeps full of buds. So she only needs a lightly trim. Likes to grow in light slightly acid soil on a sunny spot. Sun Roses have a low alkaline tollerance.
Updated spring 2006: This Cistus has survived splendidly our wet winter with temps down to -15 C occasional.
Update spring 2009: In our (relative) mild winters past years it has stayed perfectly wintergreen. Nearly end of summer 2008 I gave it a hard trim, I've done that in 2005 and it has responded remarkble well by growing into a tidy shrub that carried countless flowers. Winter 2008/2009 we had a harsh winter with temps that went down to -22 C (-7.6 F)... read more