Convolvulus cneorum

2 litre pot £18.99
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Buy Convolvulus cneorum convolvulus: Fabulous silver foliage and white flowers

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, gritty soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: May to July
  • Hardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter)

    A wonderful, evergreen shrub with cup-shaped, white flowers with pale yellow centres from late spring to summer. This plant is an asset to the garden for its shiny, silvery foliage, as well as its flowers. It is happiest in a hot, sunny border where it contrasts well with blues and purples, and it also looks stunning cascading over a wall. In areas with cold, wet winters it is best grown in a container.

  • Garden care: Prune lightly after flowering to keep in shape.

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Notes on Convolvulus cneorum

"Silver-soft leaves and tight spiral pink parasol-buds that open to silver-pink saucers, stained with lemon, on this silky shrub for a hot spot"

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Lovely plant


This is my 2nd attempt to grow this lovely plant, both have ended in failure. The plant arrived from Crocus healthy and with good growth some 18 months ago. Throughout last summer - which was a good year so no reason for it not to flourish - it sulked and was clearly not happy in its chosen spot (well-drained and sunny). I moved it in early spring this year but it didn't pick up and later died. NOT the fault of crocus in any way, but as this is the second time over the years I've failed to get this plant to thrive, I shan't be trying again.

Suffolk Punch




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I would buy more plants from this company


My plants were very carefully and safely delivered, in beautiful condition . Delivery was quite quick. I would highly recommend this company. I will probably buy more in spring.


Newcastle upon Tyne


Useful attractive plant


Good service as ever from Crocus. Plant has thrived and has been a nice touch of light during winter/spring. Easy to look after as likes dry conditions.




Another lovely plant from Crocus


As with all the plants I've bought from Crocus over the years, this arrived beautifully packed, healthy and ready to be planted. It's just coming out of dormancy now and I'm looking forward to its flowering in early summer.




Border feature


very pretty




Good for hot, dry beds


Lovely silvery grey shrub which looks good most of the year. They grow well on my chalky soil in a sunny position, and I have several cascading over a wall which looks very attractive. Mine flower intermittently at random throughout the spring/summer! Leaves can get a bit tatty in winter, but all my plants have proved to be perfectly hardy. Oddly enough, the only casualties I've had have been in the summer, when a couple of the plants have just died for no apparent reason. A very worthwhile small shrub, however, if you have the right conditions and perfect for adding a splash of grey/silver into a border.




I would buy this product again


Looking great a year on, and fairing well in the drought




A brilliant but subtle plant


To give some structure to the boarder and as a patio edging plant with lavender. I love silver leaves and the white flowers are a bonus. A lovely plant





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What winter protection (if any) would this need in a small London garden?


Hello there If it is in a sheltered south or west facing garden that doesn't get frosts it could be fine, otherwise you can protect it wil some frost fleece. I have attached a link below to this product. Hope this helps

What can grow in a pot in a seaside location? We have a decent-sized front garden and we would love to have something that we can grow in a very large tub. We live very close to the beach so it is sometimes very windy. What can we put out there?

Pat Fox

There are some great plants that should be able to cope provided they are kept well fed and watered. Here are some of the best. Ceanothus Cistus Lavandula Convolvulus cneorum Rosmarinus Brachyglottis (Dunedin Group) 'Sunshine'


What can we grow in our dry, sunny border? I have a sunny and very dry border up against the front of the house. It is about 14 inches wide but protected by the house from receiving hardly any rain. Because of the window any plants must be less than 1m high. We have considered lavender but would really appreciate any other suggestions.

Carl and Deirdre Leaman

There are some lovely plants (including the lavenders) that will thrive in a dry, sunny spot, but it will be important that they are kept really well watered for the first year or so until they have had a chance to become established. Below are some of the ones we sell, just click on the link below each plant name to find out more about that particular one. Convolvulus cneorum Cistus Santolina chamaecyparissus Nana Lavender Achillea Echinops


What plants would you recommend for my Mediterranean style garden? Our garden is quite well established and has a Mediterranean feel. We have quite a few spaces that need filling and were hoping you could suggest a few things?

Mrs C Taylor

We have several plants that might interest you - here are some of the best Lavandula Cistus Kniphofia Euphorbias Yucca filamentosa Eryngium Sedum Brachyglottis Convolvulus cneorum


What can I plant in a Mediterranean style garden? I want give my garden a Mediterranean look but I do not know what to plant. Could you please help?

There are quite a few plants that we sell on the website which will give you a mediterranean feel to your garden - here are some of the best any of the Kniphofias any of the Euphorbias Yucca filamentosa Stipa tenuissima any of the Eryngiums any of the Sedum spectabile any of the Bergenias Erigeron Brachyglottis compacta Sunshine Convolvulus cneorum Phlomis italica Lavandula x intermedia Dutch Group Festuca glauca



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