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Salviifolius May Snow | Shrub | Cistus | Garden Beauty

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Cistus salviifolius May Snow

salviifolius May Snow
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At a Glance

- Cistus May Snow
- Smothered in white flowers through early Summer
- compact variety
- mound forming evergreen shrub
- thrives in full sun
- drought tolerant

Plant Information

Cistus May Snow, commonly known as Rock Rose is a compact evergreen shrub which forms small mound. Small sage like foliage is covered in masses of white flowers with yellow centres in May.

Cistus May Snow makes an excellent shrub for the front of a sunny mixed border or a large patio container. Requires little maintenance but can be trimmed lightly each year to retain shape - do not cut hard as this may damage or kill the plant. Best in a well drained soil in full sun to light shade


Genus: Cistus
Variety: salviifolius May Snow
Category: Shrub
Reference: cissma

Height & Spread: 75 x 75cm
Flower Colour: white
Foliage: Evergreen
Soil Type: best in poorer well drained soils
Aspect: full Sun
Season of Interest: Summer

Colours and sizes are approximate and are intended as a guideline and may vary according to local conditions


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