Rockroses are a group of tough shrubs that like full sun and can tolerate poor soil and drought.  Their foliage has a distinctive fragrance that smells like a Mediterranean garden.

Sunset Rockrose (Cistus ‘Sunset’) is a low (2′-3′) shrub or groundcover

Crimson Spot Rockrose (Cistus ladanifer)

Cistus x skanbergii

After 10 years in the ground these Rockroses were cut back severely.

One month later they are sprouting from the old wood.

Cistus x hybridus

Orchid Rockrose (Cistus purpureus)

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  1. Beth Lantz says:

    What is the best time of year to do a hard pruning on cistus?

    1. March or April

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