‘Little Miss Sunshine’

Cistus corbariensis 'Dunnecis' PP22364

We love Cistus. Poor soil, drought, salt, wind, heat…They take it all! Add deer, pest, and fire resistance, what’s not to love? This new charmer stays compact without pruning and even looks great when not in bloom. Works well in borders or containers.

Sunset Zones

5-9,12-24, 26, 28, 31

USDA Zones

10°F to 20°F USDA zones 8–10

‘Little Miss Sunshine’ Features

Plant Dimensions

18-24" H x 12-18" W

Landscape Use

Border, Container, Garden Bed, Groundcover, Rock Gardens, Slope

Plant Type

Evergreen

Growth Rate

Slow

Exposure

Full sun

Special Feature

Compact habit, Deer Resistant, Disease / Pest Resistance, Water-wise

Feature

Pure white flowers in spring; year-round colorful foliage

Flowering Season

Spring

‘Little Miss Sunshine’ Plant Care

Water Needs

Low Water Once Established/Water-wise

Fertilizer

Apply a balanced slow-release each spring

Pruning

Tip pinch to shape after bloom

Soil

Well-drained soils

Planting Instructions

1. Dig in your native soil a hole as deep and wide as the container. We recommend planting in native soil for best acclimation.
2. Fill the hole with water and thoroughly water the new plant; allow both to drain.
3. Gently place the plant on its side and remove the pot. Place your hand on the bottom of the plant and put it in the hole.
4. Return native soil around the root ball, wetting and gently tamping down.
5. To complete, create a shallow trench around the base of the plant to contain the water when watering.
6. Mulch 1–2” deep around the plant, avoiding the area closest to the stem.

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