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Cistus ‘McGuire’s Gold’


This plant is no longer for sale directly from TERRA NOVA® Nurseries. However, it may still be available through one of our Licensees or Retail Sources.

The first all-gold leaved Cistus hybridus! 'McGuire's Gold' 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
Persistence Evergreen
US Patent # PP24535
EU Grant # --
Hardiness Zone 7, 8, 9, 10
Growth Habit Mounding
Size (HT/W/FL HT) 18" / 30" / 18"
Finish Time Medium (6-8 Weeks)
Bloom Time May, June, July
Growth Rate Fast
Most Active Growing Season Summer
Flowering Season Fall, Spring
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green, Yellow
Soil (Garden) Prefers poor to moderately fertile Soil (Garden) with good drainage. Tolerant of mildly alkaline Soil (Garden)s.
pH 6.5 - 8.5
Exposure Full Sun
Special Uses Deep South, Deer Resistant, Low Water Usage, Winter Color
Nutritional Needs 50 ppm
Dormancy --
Water (Greenhouse) Dry completely between waterings - do not wilt.
Water (Garden) Water deeply and infrequently once established. Drought tolerant.
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.
Finish Time to 4" 6 - 8 weeks
Comments All Cistus prefer dry, sunny habitats and poor Soil (Garden)s. Performs exceptionally well at J.C.Raulston arboretum.
Grower Notes Does not require pinching, self branching.
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