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Water Wise Plants

Cistus x argenteus ‘Silver Pink’

SIS-tus x (ar-JEN-tee-us)
Common Name
Rock Rose
Plant Type
Mature Size
2'-3' high x 4'-5' wide
Water Requirements
Low: water every three weeks until the root ball is wet
Sun/Shade Requirements
Full sun
  • Bees
  • Butterflies
  • Deer resistant
Flower Color
Pink and White
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips

Cistus x argenteus ‘Silver Pink’ has small flowers that densely cover the plant in the spring. At the end of the season the flowers drop off cleanly. This beautiful evergreen shrub naturally grows into a neat, compact mound, with dense, gray-green foliage. It should never be pruned heavily. Like many drought tolerant plants, a heavy pruning can kill it or leave it misshapen. Instead, be sure to allow enough space for the mature shrub in your landscape design so that pruning is not necessary.

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