Cistus corbariensis
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Cistus corbariensis


  family cistaceae 
  genus cistus 

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Genus  Cistus Species  corbariensis Variety  Cultivar  Common names  rockrose Family  CISTACEAE Specimen number  S11285 Data source  HtZn p96
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Evergreen Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  3' - 5' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water  Dry, well drained Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Soil pH 06-08 USDA hardiness  USDA zones 08a-10b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 12-01 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  One of the common garden uses for this plant is in areas with seaside conditions. Cistus corbariensis can survive cold winter nights that go as low as 10� Fahrenheit. Rock rose needs summer days with high heat. This plant does best in full sun. It prefers dry, well drained soils. This species tolerates windy and salty seaside conditions.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  yes Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses  Seaside conditions Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  aromatic leaves Fragrance parts  Leaves Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes 
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Cistus corbariensis is a woody perennial. Rock rose is evergreen. Flowers: This plant has six petaled flowers that last one day, then drop. This long flowering plant is in bloom from April through October. The flowers are usually a white color, with an accent in yellow.

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