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Cistus ‘McGuire’s Gold’


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The first all-gold leaved Cistus hybridus! Has a low, mounding habit with evergreen foliage. Use to create contrast or as an accent in the sun garden. Charming white flowers dot the foliage in May and June. Foliage is lush and the plant is naturally well-branched. Drought resistant once established; a serious attention getter! Use in fall mixed containers too.

USDA Hardiness Zone(s): 7-10
Size (HT/W/FL HT): 18″ / 30″ / 18″
Exposure: Full Sun
Bloom Time(s): May, June, July

SKU: CISMCGGOL Categories: ,
Common Name Rockrose
Family Cistaceae
Genus Cistus
species x hybridus
Plant Type Perennial
US Patent # PP24535
EU Grant # --
Bloom Time May, June, July
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green, Yellow
Dormancy --
Exposure Full Sun
Growth Habit Mounding
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 7, 8, 9, 10
How Different? The only all gold C. x hybridus.
Landscape Value Low, mounding shrub to use as an accent or in mass planting. Use in fall mixed containers in place of Coleus.
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Persistence Evergreen
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 18" / 30" / 18"
Soil (Garden) Prefers poor to moderately fertile soil with good drainage. Tolerant of mildly alkaline soils.
Water (Garden) Water deeply and infrequently once established. Drought tolerant.
Special Uses Deep South, Deer Resistant, Low Water Usage, Winter Color
Comments All Cistus prefer dry, sunny habitats and poor soils. Performs exceptionally well at J.C.Raulston arboretum.
Water (Greenhouse) Allow to dry out between waterings.
EC 0.5 – 0.7
pH 6.5 – 8.5
Fertility Needs 50 ppm
Notes Does not require pinching, self branching.
Finish Time to 4″ 6 – 8 weeks
Finish Time to Gallon 8 – 10 weeks
Day Length for Flowering Long Day
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