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Crimson Spot Rock Rose, Gum Cistus, Laudanum
Scientific Name: Cistus ladanifer L.
Family: Cistaceae
Crimson Spot Rock Rose, Gum Cistus, Laudanum (Cistus  ladanifer)
Cistus ladanifer in Curtis Botanical Magazine
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 7-9,12-24

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Western Mediterranean

Growth Habits: Shrub, up to 5 feet tall (1.5 m); dark green, lance-shaped leaves, up to 4 inches long (10 cm), with lighter underside

Watering Needs: Little water to moderate water, needs good drainage

Propagation: Cuttings, layering or seeds

The gum cistus produces a resin used in perfumery.

Blooming Habits:
White flowers, up to 3.6 inches wide (9 cm), up to 3.6 inches wide (9 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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