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Convolvulus cneorum


Shrubby Bindweed

Silver foliage and cone shaped white flowers

This beautiful plant just flowers and flowers from June onwards. The show-stopping silver leaves are evergreen and the shrub makes a low mound - ideal to plant on top of a retaining wall or at the front of a warm border. Large, saucer-shaped white flowers appear from pointed pink buds and smother the plants, beaming in the sunshine.


Happiest in well-drained soil and full sun, also excellent for container growing. It also grows very well in hot, seaside gardens where the silver leaves shrug off salty winds.


Add grit or sharp sand to the planting hole if your soil is wet in winter or grow in a container in good quality loam-based compost. Raise containers on 'pot feet' in winter to help with drainage and shelter your plant from cold winds. Trim lightly to shape in late summer after flowering.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available March - September
Season of interest Summer, Autumn
Flowering June - September
Evergreen Yes
Plant height 50 cm - 100 cm
Plant width 50 cm - 100 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 50 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Gravel garden, City garden, Courtyard garden, Mediterranean garden, Patio container, Coastal or drought resistant

Typically available

From March to September