Cistus laurifolius L.

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Cistus laurifolius L.

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Cistus laurifolius L. Bark

Key Facts

Flower colour: white
Flower diameter: 5.5cm
Height & Spread: 2m x 2m
Habit: upright, then sprawling
Notes: very hardy, vigorous; attractive cinnamon bark (see photo above right)
Subspecies: subsp. atlanticus, from North Africa, is smaller in stature, but with very long inflorescences (see below). It may not be quite so hardy.

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Cistus laurifolius subsp. atlanticus