Cistus laurifolius L.


Cistus laurifolius L.


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.

laurifolius atlanticus

Cistus laurifolius subsp. atlanticus