Convolvulus cneorum


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Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour

Pink, White


Colourful new growth, Flowers


Half hardy

Skill level


Convolvulus cneorum
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An unusual shrubby member of a genus that comprises mostly climbers and scramblers, Convolvulus cneorum is a native of Mediterranean limestone hills. Its evergreen foliage is covered in silky silver-grey hairs, and the flowers start as pink buds which open into 2.5cm trumpets, with blush white petals marked with a central pink stripe. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).

Grow Convolvulus cneorum in well-drained soil in full sun, ideally in a rockery or similar situation. Prune hard annually to maintain bushy growth down to the ground.

Family: Convolvulaceae

Genus: Convolvulus

Species: cneorum

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: Pink, White

Foliage colour: Silver

Feature: Colourful new growth, Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Dry, Sandy

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 60cm

Spread: 75cm

Time to plant seeds: March to May

Time to take cuttings: June to August

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