Cistus x laxus Aiton

Snow White

C. x laxus Aiton ‘Snow White’

Key facts

Parentage: C. populifolius x C. inflatus
Flower colour: white
Flower diameter: 6cm
Height & Spread: variable up to 2m
Habit: rounded or mounded
Notes: hardy, can be pruned
Variants: var. subhirsutus has characters in which the C. inflatus parent is dominant.
Cultivars: There are a number of cultivars in the collection, some not named (see below). ‘Snow Mound’ – mounded habit; ‘Snow White’, raised by Eric Sammons, is the best – vigorous, hardy, floriferous, rounded habit


A very good un-named low-growing cultivar of C. x laxus.