White Rockrose (Cistus hybridus)

White Rockrose is native to the Mediterranean, and hardy to 15 degrees. This evergreen shrub performs best in full sun and will excel dry locations. It is a rather fast growing shrub, reaching 2-5 feet tall and nearly as wide. Its slender crinkled leaves grow to 2 inches long and are fragrant on warm days. The papery white flowers are 1.5 inches wide and have yellow centers.The White Rockrose can be used as a low screen or as a background in a rock-garden. To help maintain its habit occasional tip pruning or light shearing will help keep this evergreen shrub dense.