Convolvulus cneorum

Convolvulus cneorum

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Convolvulus cneorum
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Evergreen

Height: 60cm

Spread: 75cm

Flower colours:
  • Pink
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Silver
  • Features: Colourful new growth, Flowers

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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.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Prune
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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

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