Sage-leaf Rock Rose
(Cistus salviifolius)

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A small shrub growing to 1m high by 1m spread. It has small, grey-green leaves and produces masses of white-pink flowers during spring. Tolerating a range of soil conditions, this is best sited where there is good drainage and full sun.

Type
Exotic
Maintenance
Low
Water use
Moderate
Lifecycle
Perennial
Size
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Foliage
Evergreen
Zones
Arid interior, Semi-arid with winter rain, Moist temperate with warm summers, Winter rains with dry summers, Semi-arid with summer rain
Soils
Sandy, Loam, Clay
Tolerances
Frost
Regions
Central Highlands Garden, Yarra Valley Water plants
Shade levels
Full sun
Flowering seasons
Spring
Colours
White, Pink
Gardens
Hardy