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Cistus Elma in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Cistus x cyprius var. ellipticus 'Elma'

 

Cistus 'Elma'

Cistus is an evergreen, mound forming shrub with lots flowers which only last for a single day. They can be variegated but will revert to green if not pruned carefully by removing green shoots as they appear. 'Elma' is a bushy variety with shiny dark green leaves and white flowers to 10cm in width. Height and Spread, 1.5m.

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plant Features
  • Cistus Elma likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Cistus Elma likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Cistus Elma is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Cistus Elma likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Cistus 'Elma'

Latin name

Cistus x cyprius var. ellipticus 'Elma'

type

Evergreen Shrub

family

Cistaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Cistus Elma likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Cistus Elma is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Cistus Elma likes moist and fertile

    Moist and fertile

  • Water

    Cistus Elma likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Cistus Elma is 1.50meters x 1.50meters 1.50 M 1.50 M

Cistus x cyprius var. ellipticus 'Elma'

Cistus is an evergreen, mound forming shrub with lots flowers which only last for a single day. They can be variegated but will revert to green if not pruned carefully by removing green shoots as they appear. 'Elma' is a bushy variety with shiny dark green leaves and white flowers to 10cm in width. Height and Spread, 1.5m.


Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Plant container grown plants in spring in full sun in well-drained, fertile soil.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 

Flowering season

From Late Spring TO Early Summer

Single, rose-like flowers borne in profusion in spring, each flower last for one day.

 
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