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Cistus × skanbergii (Dwarf Pink Rockrose)

Dwarf Pink Rockrose


Cistus x skanbergii (Dwarf Pink Rockrose) is a compact, bushy evergreen shrub with masses of clear pale pink, saucer-shaped flowers, 1 in. across (3 cm), adorned with bright golden-yellow stamens at their heart. While smaller than most Rockroses, the blossoms are so abundant that they literally cover the shrub from late spring to mid-summer. The flowers are borne atop a compact mound of narrow, soft gray-green leaves. A beautiful and compact Rockrose for sunny shrub borders or containers.

  • Grows up to 2-4 ft. tall (60-120 cm) and 4-5 ft. wide (120-150 cm).
  • Easily grown in well-drained soils in full sun. Excellent evergreen shrub for gardens that get no watering. Will grow in poor soils and tolerate coastal conditions. 
  • Drought tolerant and deer resistant
  • Great for banks and slopes, beds and borders, hedges, cottage gardens, coastal gardens, Mediterranean gardens, city gardens or gravel and rock gardens.
  • Virtually disease and pest free
  • Root softwood cuttings form late spring to early summer; semi-ripe cuttings from midsummer to late summer
  • Cut it back in late summer for fall re-blooming.
  • Native to Greece

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 9 – 11
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Cistus - Rock Roses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Heat Zones 9 – 11
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Cistus - Rock Roses
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid)
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Salt
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

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