Joy Creek Nursery

267-023D4   Cistus 'Little Gem'  

Cistus 'Little Gem'
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Cistus 'Little Gem' is an upright, evergreen shrub that has passed the cold hardy test for the Portland area. Its narrow green foliage is lightly hairy to the touch and attractive in its own right. It is at the end of spring that it puts on its floral show with up to 14 pure white flowers per stem. There is a yellow blotch at the base of each petal.

June-July.  3 ft. x 3 ft.

White flowers

Sun     Zones 8, 9, 10
This is a genus of small to medium sized evergreen and semi-evergreen shrubs that are mostly from Europe and North Africa. They thrive in full sun and light, well-drained soil. They are drought tolerant when established.

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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