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Convolvulus cneorum (Shrubby bindweed)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.9m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Convolvulus cneorum

Other names

Silver bindweed , Shrubby bindweed, Silvery bindweed, Silverbush

Genus

Convolvulus Convolvulus

Species

C. cneorum - C. cneorum is a compact, spreading evergreen shrub with narrowly oblong, silvery grey-green leaves and funnel-shaped white flowers from late spring into summer.


Convolvulus cneorum is: Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green, Silvery-grey in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Convolvulus cneorum (Shrubby bindweed) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.9m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Mediterranean, Containers

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Suitable for growing in containers in loam-based compost with added grit. Water regularly in growth.

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.

Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Convolvulus cneorum

Other names

Silver bindweed , Shrubby bindweed, Silvery bindweed, Silverbush

Genus

Convolvulus Convolvulus

Species

C. cneorum - C. cneorum is a compact, spreading evergreen shrub with narrowly oblong, silvery grey-green leaves and funnel-shaped white flowers from late spring into summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Compact, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green, Silvery-grey in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 8

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Convolvulus cneorum (Shrubby bindweed) will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.9m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Mediterranean, Containers

Cultivation

Grow in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny site. Suitable for growing in containers in loam-based compost with added grit. Water regularly in growth.

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.

Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Convolvulus cneorum (Shrubby bindweed)

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Convolvulus cneorum (Shrubby bindweed)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Epicauta atomaria

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

1

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

South American blister beetle; affecting solanaceous crops which (as plants for planting) are prohibited from entering the UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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