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Crimson-Spot Rockrose


This evergreen shrub has a compact upright growth habit and is ideal for fire hazard areas, rock gardens, informal hedges and erosion-control cover for dry banks. Fragrant, sticky leaves are dark green above and lighter green below. Showy bright white flowers with yellow centers and a dark crimson spot at each petal base bloom profusely in spring to summer.

Cistus ladanifer (C. l. maculatus)

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf fragrance : Yes

Leaf texture : Sticky

Leaf length : 4"

Leaf shape : Linear-lance-shaped

Leaf color : Dark green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Blooms have a yellow center.

Flower width : 3"

Flower shape : Saucer-shaped

Flower color : Red

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 3-5 ft.

Average size maturity height : 3-5 ft.

Growth rate : Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 0 to 5 F (Z7a)

Sunset zone : 6-9, 14-24

Water requirements : Rarely (Drought Tolerant)

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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