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Cistus inflatus
Scientific Name: Cistus inflatus Pour. ex Demoly
Synonym: Ledonia hirsuta, Cistus psilosepalus, Cistus hirsutus
Family: Cistaceae
Cistus  inflatus Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-9, 12-24
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: 15F (-10C)

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

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Western Spain, southwestern France on acid soils

Growth Habits: Short lived evergreen shrub, slightly rounded, up to 4 feet tall and wide (1.2 m); sessile, somewhat hairy, oblong to elliptical leaves

Watering Needs: Moderate water. Needs good drainage. Prefers soils without limestone.

Propagation: Cuttings, seeds

Blooming Habits:
White flowers, organized in cymes containing 1 to 7 flowers, 1.6 inches in diameter (4 cm), in late spring to early fall.

Fruiting Habits:

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