Cistus salviifolius

Sageleaf Rockrose
Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Medium

Mature Height & Spread

2-3′ x 6-8′

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Low water

Flower Color

White

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Coastal Conditions, Deer Resistant, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Spreading

Sunset Garden Zones

6-9, 14-24

Cistus salviifolius (Sageleaf Rockrose) grows well in situations where a low groundcover in harsh conditions is desired. The Sageleaf Rockrose will withstand drought and heavy clay soils. It produces heavy spring bloom of white flowers. The abundant flowers contrast well with the dark green leaves. It will grow 2-3 feet tall by 6-8 feet wide. The plants are hardy down to about 20 deg. F.

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