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Scientific Name: Cistus x pulverulentus 'Sunset'
Pronunciation: SIT-russ pul-ver-oo-LEN-tus
Common Name: Sunset rock rose
Family Name: Cistaceae
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen
Key ID Features: Low, spreading shrub; Leaves simple, opposite, wavy margin, grey-green; flowers 5 cm wide with yellow centres and 5 pink petals (each last one day but continues throughout the summer).
Course(s): not used (on campus)

Habit: Dense
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Garden origin (C. albidus x C. crispus)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 8a: (-12 to -9.5 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Perennial border, Summer interest
Additional Info: Google
Sunset rock rose
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Pinnate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic
Apices: Obtuse
Bases: Sheathing, Truncate
Margins: Ciliate, Entire

Inflorescence Type:
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Magenta
Flower Scent: Fragrant
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug

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Bark Morphology: Exfoliating
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown

Pest Susceptibility: Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant
(CGW) Community Garden West
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