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Convolvulus cneorum (Shrubby Bindweed)

Shrubby Bindweed, Silvery Bindweed, Silverbush, Bush Morning Glory


Native to the Mediterranean region, Convolvulus cneorum (Shrubby Bindweed) is a small, spreading, evergreen shrub noted for its attractive silky, silvery-green foliage and large morning-glory-like flowers. Blooming from late spring through summer, it grows in a dense, flattened mound of narrowly oblong leaves, covered with extremely fine hairs, which remain attractive throughout the growing season. They are spangled by abundant pink flower buds that open to trumpet-shaped white flowers, 1.5 in wide (4 cm), with yellow hearts over a long bloom period. This is one of the finest, truly silver-leaved shrubs.

  • Awarded the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society
  • Grows up to 2 ft. tall (60 cm) tall with a spread of 2-4 ft. (60-120 cm).
  • Easily grown in low to moderately fertile, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Provide a sheltered location. Tolerates afternoon light shade in hot summer climates. Dry soils are also tolerated. Heat and drought tolerant once established.
  • Great for beds and borders, Mediterranean gardens, city gardens, rock gardens or containers.
  • Virtually pest and disease free. Watch for aphids and spider mites indoors when overwintering container plants.
  • Attractive to bees, butterflies and hummingbirds, but deer resistant.
  • Plants may be grown from seed started outdoors about 2 weeks prior to last spring frost date or started indoors about 5-6 weeks prior to last frost date.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings
  • Cut back after flowering to encourage new growth and maintain a compact form

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Heat Zones 8 – 11
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Convolvulus - Bindweeds
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, 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 8 – 11
Heat Zones 8 – 11
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Convolvulus - Bindweeds
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Height 1' – 2' (30cm – 60cm)
Spread 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spacing 24" – 36" (60cm – 90cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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