Convolvulus cneorum description
Pink flushed buds open to white flowers which often have a wash of pink themselves.
Flowers in the spring and in the summer.
It forms a small evergreen, silver shrub.
A pollinator friendly plant including bees.
How easy is it to grow:
This has won the RHS Award of Garden Merit . To win this impressive accolade the plants must have outstanding excellence for decorating a garden, be robust, not require highly specialist growing conditions or care and not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease.
Good for putting in a border, by a patio and it is tricky in that it needs well drained soil and that hardiness may be an issue in colder climes and in exposed positions – it will start to suffer in temperatures below -10 C so it is best in a sheltered spot facing the south.
Common name: Silverbush.
The best position in the garden:
Requires sun and best on a south facing wall.
What type of soil:
Well drained soil, also tolerates acidic soil.
How much moisture:
Normal, or dryish stony.
Hardiness and, or, lifespan:
Fairly hardy – it will start to suffer in temperatures below -10 C.
Care and maintenance:
When newly planted always keep it watered until the roots have grown down and it is able to find its own moisture.
Can get little caterpillars in the summer.
Size of plant:
Height 40 cm.
Spread 80 cm.
Planting density – to calculate how many plants are required in a planting scheme:
Allow 2 plants per square metre.
 Royal Horticultural Society – opens in a separate window.