Posted: 19/09/2013 at 21:25
Cistus have a reputation for not liking hard pruning. I certainly wouldn't try it at this time of year. I can see why the price was reduced. Tempting though, those reductions.
If it were mine I'd cut about half of those long straggly stems right back, probably after it flowers next year, nd hope it makes new ones from the bottom. It may not be successful but nothing to lose really. You won't like it much like that.
Can't help with the clianthus, not hardy enough for my garden