Cistus ladanifer

Crimson Spot Rockrose
Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

5′ x 5′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Low water

Flower Color

White

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant, Hedge, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

6-9, 14-24

Cistus ladanifer often called Crimson Spot Rockrose is an open branching upright shrub 5 ft. tall and wide with deep green waxy wavy leaves. It is covered in white crepe paper blooms in early spring. Crimson Spot makes quite a show. Most rockroses need good drainage and at least five or six hours of sun each day. They can be pruned after they bloom but in a naturalized setting little to no maintenance is required. A true mediterranean shrub that tolerates sun and drought grows fast and blooms heavily in early summer.Excellent in rock gardens.

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