Cistus x laxus Snow white


Cistus x laxus Snow white, Rock Rose, Sun Rose. An erect evergreen shrub with sticky, grey-green leaves. White flowers with a basal yellow spot. Makes an attractive border specimen. Max Height 1m. Max Spread 1m. Flowers June to September.



Plant in well drained soil in a sheltered site. Full sun, Frost hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.