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Convolvulus cneorum (Convolvulus)

Convolvulus cneorum (Convolvulus)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Evergreen, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Spreading clump, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Silver Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Half hardy, Drought Tolerant, Seaside Friendly
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Convolvulus cneorum Description

This silver green foliage mound forming plant provides an attractive evergreen carpet of foliage. White trumpet shaped flowers are borne throughout the summer. Well suited as a rockery plant in dry / coastal conditions or as a container or front of border plant. 60cm tall x 80cm spread.

Convolvulus cneorum - Cultivation Notes

Convolvulus prefers a well drained soil - flourishing in sandy or chalky soils. This plant requires a positioned in full sun, flourishing in a hot dry location. Avoid planting in exposed cold / wet areas. Trim to shape after flowering.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Convolvulus cneorum:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Evergreen foliage for all year round colour and screening
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Suitable for exposed coastal planting
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils

Design & Plant Use for Convolvulus cneorum:

  • Evergreen ground cover suitable for problematic dry soils in full sun
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils

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