Especie: Cistus monspeliensis L. Esta planta tolera la cal y se cultiva como ornamental. Fuente: H. En cuanto a Baleares, se encuentra distribuida por todas las islas mayores. Igualmente, esta especie ha sido mencionada como simbionte del hongo Terfezia alsheikhii, y se encuentra asociada a la planta arenaria. La especie C.

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The pink or white flowers it bears look crumpled and are very ornamental. Planting cistus Cistus is a typical prairie shrub, very common in Mediterranean areas, and it will adapt well to similar mild, dry climates. To correctly plant cistus, best plant in spring or fall in a spot that is protected from strong winds.

Cistus easily copes with poor soil even when rocky and full of stones. Favor an emplacement that is with full sun exposure to promote flower-bearing. Follow our advice on planting shrubs. Multiplying cistus Propagation of your cistus is either via covered sowing of seeds in spring or cuttings in summer. Making cuttings is the easiest and fastest method to propagate cistus. Remove lower pairs of leaves, keeping only the topmost one or two pairs at the crest.

You may wish to to dip the cuttings in powdered rooting hormones to spur growth of rootlets. Plant your cuttings in special cutting soil mix. Place the cuttings in the shade and protect them from frost in winter. Pruning and caring for cistus Cistus is an easy shrub to care for, especially when well settled in. Cistus is extremely disease-resistant, no treatment will be necessary. Pruning cistus For the bearing to stay bushy or to reduce the size of the shrub, always prune at the end of the blooming season or at the end of winter if that season is cold in your area.

As for potted cistus, regular watering is a good idea. Water in summer when the surface of the soil is dry. If you expect even colder frost spells, your alternative it to grow your cistus in pots and bring it inside away from freezing in winter. Learn more about cistus Cistus bestows us with abundant flowers from the beginning of spring up to summer. Although each single flower lives a short life, they constantly are renewed during the entire blooming season.

Cistus is used in the worlds of cosmetology and perfume, because it flattens wrinkles. Its essential oil is used for the benefits it shares to skin. Smart tip about cistus Mulch will protect your cistus when winters are cold and hinder weed growth. Looking for advice? An idea to share? Interesting topic?


Cistus, a beautiful flower shrub

Cistus albidus photo taken near Sitges Cistus crispus Cistus heterophyllus subsp. Critically endangered cistus from Cartagena Spain. Cistus salviifolius Ecology[ edit ] They are thermophilous plants, which require open, sunny places. This plant genus is peculiar in that it has developed a range of specific adaptations to resist summer drought and frequent disturbance events, such as fire and grazing. In addition, it can form both ectomycorrhizas and arbuscular mycorrhizas. More than ectomycorrhiza-forming fungal species belonging to 40 genera have been reported so far to be associated with Cistus.


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