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Cistus monspeliensis - Montpellier rockrose, marine rockrose (Forest cistus)

Cistus monspeliensis - Montpellier rockrose, marine rockrose (Forest cistus)

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Altezza della pianta: 30-60cm cm
Genus of about 20 species of evergreen shrubs widespread in the stony soils of the Canary Islands, North Africa, Turkey and southern Europe. Cistus monspeliensis is an evergreen, bushy shrub that can reach a height ranging from 30 to 120 cm. The bark is brown, the leaves are linear-lanceolate, green in color and release a pleasant aromatic fragrance. The flowers have five free petals, white with a yellow spot at the base. The fruit is a capsule containing numerous seeds.

Pedoclimatic needs

It adapts to all types of soil, even stony and poor as long as it is well drained. It likes very bright exposure, preferably in full sun. Moderately rustic species, it resists short frosts down to -8°/-10°C. Cists resist drought, wind and salt well. Due to these characteristics and the beauty of their flowering they are ideal for beautifying parks and gardens without water.

Botanical Information

Botanical Name: Cistus monspeliensis

Family: Cistaceae

NB: you will receive the plants in a container without a pot. If you need to understand how to best decant your sockets, watch the video in this link , or choose pots and soil from the Pots and Soils collection .

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