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Products > Halimium atriplicifolium
 
Halimium atriplicifolium - Yellow Rock Rose
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Cistaceae (Rock-roses)
Origin: Spain (Europe)
Flower Color: Golden
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Synonyms: [Halimium atriplexifolium]
Height: 4-5 feet
Width: Spreading
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 15-20 F
Halimium atriplicifolium - A 4 to 6 foot tall evergreen (ever-gray) upright shrub, then somewhat sprawling with ghostly-white 1 to 2 inch long broadly-ovate leaves on stems with reddish hairs. In the spring and early summer appear 1 1/2 inch wide golden-yellow flowers in clusters of up to 8 flowers on hairy open cymes that rise above the foliage. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil. Not as hardy as the other Rockroses and damaged in temperatures much below 28 F. This plant comes from Central and Southern Spain south to Morocco in North Africa. In an interesting coincidence the generic and specific name mean the same thing and are descriptive of this plant's silver/grey foliage. Halimium is from the Greek word 'halimos', which was the ancient Greek name of Saltbush Atriplex halimus while the specific epithet 'atriplicifolium' means "leaves like that of Saltbush" (Atriplex). Halimium and the related Cistus are both commonly called Rockrose but another name for this plant is Jara Blanca. Our original seed of this plant from Seedhunt but most recently seed and seedlings collected from the garden of Carol Bornstein.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Halimium atriplicifolium.
 
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