Cistus x cyprius Lam.

cyprius

Cistus x cyprius Lam.

Key facts

Parentage: C. ladanifer x C. laurifolius
Flower colour: white (may be blotched)
Flower diameter: 8cm
Height & Spread: 2m x 5m
Habit: upright, then widely sprawling
Notes; hardy; a very good garden plant. Foliage leaden-grey in cold weather.
Variants: unblotched clones are called var. albiflorusvar ellipticus has C. ladanifer var. sulcatus as one parent.
Cultivars: var. ellipticus ‘Elma’ is more compact; unblotched petals.

Cistus x cyprius var. albiflorus

Cistus x cyprius var. albiflorus↑

Elma

Cistus x cyprius var. ellipticus ‘Elma’