Also known as
Silverbush, Silver Bush
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10 years to reach maturity
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Shrubby Bindweed Overview
Convolvulus cneorum is a low-growing evergreen shrub that forms a compact bushy mound. It has narrow silvery leaves and in late spring to early summer, it produces pink-tinged buds that open to reveal white funnel-shaped flowers that flatten out as they mature. It is free-flowering and even more so if regularly deadheaded. Also known as Shrubby or Silvery Bindweed, it prefers well-drained soil with low fertility, and a sheltered spot in full sun. Water well in summer if grown in a container, but keep it drier over winter. Otherwise, it is drought resistant when planted in the ground and it is suitable for gravel, rock and Mediterranean-style gardens, as well as mixed borders and city courtyards. It can be trimmed lightly to maintain shape after flowering. Generally free of pests and diseases and low-maintenance, Convolvulus cneorum is a popular plant and has earned a coveted 'RHS Award of Garden Merit'.
Common problems with Shrubby Bindweed
Generally pest and disease free
How to propagate Shrubby Bindweed
Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer.
Special features of Shrubby Bindweed
Attracts useful insects
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