Sageleaf Rockrose

Cistus salviifolius

A low-maintenance, dwarf evergreen shrub with abundant, single white flowers that open and drop daily. Wrinkly, gray-green foliage resembles sage leaves, giving it the common name of ‘Sageleaf Rockrose.’ Attractive to butterflies, this species is tolerant to heat, poor soil, and seaside conditions, making it ideal for planting in difficult areas in your garden.


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Sageleaf Rockrose

Cistus salviifolius
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1 gallon, 6"h x 10"w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Special Features


Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.