Botanical Name: Cistus ladanifer 'Blanche'
Common Name: White Rockrose  
Plant photo of: Cistus ladanifer 'Blanche'
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Water Saving Tip:

Different areas of your landscape have different water requirements.

Shrubs need much less water than lawns and drip systems should never be scheduled on the same program with lawns.

Establish separate watering schedules for those areas.

  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type



Height Range

1-3', 3-6'


Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Dark Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color



Fruit Season



Full, Half





Growth Rate



Soil Type

Sandy, Clay, Loam, Rocky, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Poor, Well-drained, Dry


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Meadow, Mediterranean, Ranch, Seascape, Spanish, Wild Garden


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers, Specimen


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Foundation, Walkways, With Rocks


Special Uses

Erosion Control, Filler, Mass Planting, Fire Resistant


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Native Sons Nursery
Photographer: Native Sons Nursery
  • Description

  • Notes

The fragrant leaves of this species are 4" in length, and are dark green above and lighter green beneath, and are sticky. Its white flowers are 3" wide, with yellow centers. It is rather tough and is resistant of minor neglect. Leaves are olive-green above and blue-gray beneath, lanceolate, aromatic and pubescent. The pure white flowers are 4" in diameter. A tough and durable selection that makes an effective screen. -Native Sons Nursery
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halway with native soil and water. 5. Finish backfilling hole, build basin and water.