Cistus × hybridus 'Gold Prize'
- available to order from autumn
- 2 litre pot
- Position: full sun
- Soil: moderately fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: June to July
- Hardiness: frost hardy
The leaves of this evergreen shrub are variegated with irregular green and gold markings, and they often have a slightly ruffled appearance, which gives them textural appeal. In summer, pink-stained buds appear, and these open to simple, yellow-eyed white flowers. A sun-lover, it will gradually become drought tolerant, and it does well in both borders and pots.
- Garden care: After flowering pinch back young plants to encourage a bushy habit. Lightly trim or cut back any stems that spoil the symmetry of the plant.