Convolvulus cneorum Convolvulus cneorum Convolvulus cneorum
Convolvulus cneorum
Convolvulus cneorum
Convolvulus cneorum

Convolvulus cneorum

A unique plant and somthing a little out of the ordinary!
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
RHS Garden Merit
  • A stunning evergreen shrub with striking silvery-grey, silky foliage.
  • Beautiful yellow centred, pure white flowers open from delightful pink buds in July and August.
  • Fabulous as a specimen in a patio container and a wonderful contrast in texture and colour to other garden plants in beds and borders.
  • Hardy and tolerant of coastal and windswept sites.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for planting and growing to a height of  60cm (2ft) and a spread of 75cm (2½ft).
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Product Description

It’s easy to see why Convolvulus cneorum is more commonly known as the Silver Bush, with its striking silvery-grey, silky evergreen foliage making it look quite distinct from other garden plants.

During July and August, pink buds appear all over the plant, opening into pure white, trumpet shaped flowers with pale yellow centres that can be 4cm across. A native of the western Mediterranean, Convolvulus brings a touch of the exotic to your garden, whilst being perfectly hardy in the UK.

Preferring well drained soil and a sunny location, Convolvulus with thrive in beds and borders, and makes a wonderful, eye-catching specimen plant in a patio container, especially if you choose a darkly coloured one to really set off the silvery leaves and white flowers to perfection.

Fully deserving its coveted RHS Award of Garden Merit, you can be sure that this is a proven garden performer, guaranteed to be suitable for UK gardeners at every level of experience. You can therefore plant this in the garden with confidence, for stunning displays for many years to come.

Supplied as an established plant in a 9cm pot, ready for planting and growing to a height of 60cm (2ft) and a spread of 75cm (2½ft).

What Is Supplied

Item 511121 supplied as:
Supplied as an esablished plant in 9cm pot.

Plant Information

Top Tips

  • A great choice for areas with poor, dry soil.

Care Guide

Planting Advise

  • Dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill one the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot then refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling).
  • Firm in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball then water well.
  • Mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.
  • If you’re planting into pots, place some old rocks, stones or gravel in the bottom of the pot for drainage and ballast.
  • Use the best compost you can buy and some sand or grit for drainage.

Pruning

  • Prune in the summer immediately after flowering to keep the plant bushy.
  • Remove damaged or crowded stems.
  • After pruning, apply a generous layer of well-rotted compost to the base of the plant.
Planting / Flowering Calendar
Planting Time
Flowering Time
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Fully Grown Plant dimensions (approx)
Plant Dimensions
60cm
75cm
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Convolvulus cneorum
Convolvulus cneorum
9cm Pot
Item: 511121
Only £9.99