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White-leaved Rockrose
Scientific Name: Cistus albidus Linn.
Family: Cistaceae
White-leaved Rockrose (Cistus  albidus) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-9, 12-24
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: 10F (-12C)

Heat Tolerance: Afternoon shade in the hot deserts. Doesn't do well in areas with hot wet summers.

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southwestern Europe, north Africa.

Growth Habits: Compact evergreen shrub, up to 4 feet tall (1.2 m), 8 feet spread (2.4 m); sessile, furry, oblong to elliptical gray leaves, 0.8 to 2 inches long (2-5 cm), 0.2 to 0.8 inches wide (5-20 mm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water until established. Little water after. Needs good drainage.

Propagation: Cuttings, seeds

Blooming Habits:
Purplish-red flowers, 1.6 to 2.4 inches in diameter (4-6 cm). They are organized in cymes containing 1 to 7 flowers. They come in spring, and often again in the fall.

Fruiting Habits:

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