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Cistus x dansereaui 'Decumbens' (Rock rose 'Decumbens')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
1m
Max height
1.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cistus x dansereaui 'Decumbens'

Other names

Rock rose 'Decumbens'

Genus

Cistus Cistus

Variety or Cultivar

'Decumbens' _ 'Decumbens' is a compact, spreading, evergreen shrub with sticky, narrowly lance-shaped, dark green leaves and, in summer, white flowers with a crimson blotch at the base of each petal.


Cistus x dansereaui 'Decumbens' is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White, Spotted in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8 or 9. Remove frost damaged shoots in spring. Do not cut into old wood as this may kill the plant.

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Cistus x dansereaui 'Decumbens' (Rock rose 'Decumbens') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Plant in spring in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Protect from deep, hard frosts.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

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Botanical name

Cistus x dansereaui 'Decumbens'

Other names

Rock rose 'Decumbens'

Genus

Cistus Cistus

Variety or Cultivar

'Decumbens' _ 'Decumbens' is a compact, spreading, evergreen shrub with sticky, narrowly lance-shaped, dark green leaves and, in summer, white flowers with a crimson blotch at the base of each petal.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White, Spotted in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8 or 9. Remove frost damaged shoots in spring. Do not cut into old wood as this may kill the plant.

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cistus x dansereaui 'Decumbens' (Rock rose 'Decumbens') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Plant in spring in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Protect from deep, hard frosts.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

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Despite protecting this plant over its first winter with fleece, on removing the fleece in Spring the plant appears to be completly dead. Anothe cistus, bought at the same time, but in another bed, is fine. This also had the same fleece protection, but wa

Despite protecting this plant over its first winter with fleece, on removing the fleece in Spring, the plant appears to be completely dead. Another Cistus, bought at the same time, but in another… read more

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