This captivating evergreen plant has elongated foliage in a silvery/grey, flagging up its tolerance of heat. In the spring, delicate pink buds emerge, opening into classic, convolvulus-shaped, funnel flowers with a yellow eye. The undersides of the conjoined petals retain the delicate pink striation of the bud.
Roughly translated from the Greek, ‘cneorum’ means olive-like and the lovely silvery leaves of this little Mediterranean plant justify this name and explain its tolerance of heat and dryness.
The Royal Horticultural Society has given Convolvulus Cneorum its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Common Name: Silverbush or Shrubby Bindweed
Hardiness: Half hardy
Height and Spread: 50cm x 50cm (after 5 years)
Preferred Soil Type: Well-drained, poor to moderately fertile soil
Aspect: South or west facing
Position: Full sun
Flowering Period: April- July
Care: Split in autumn if necessary. Gently dig around margins to avoid spreading if not required