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Convolvulus ‘Cneorum’


May - July
60cm x 90cm
Drought Tolerant
Half Hardy
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Also known as Silverbush or Shrubby Bindweed, this evergreen shrub has been awarded the RHS Award of Garden Merit. Its soft, silvery foliage is not it’s only attraction, in Spring, pink buds open to white trumpet-shaped flowers that are loved by the bees. This stunning plant loves a sunny spot and performs particularly well in rockery gardens.


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Convolvulus 'Cneorum,' adorned with the prestigious RHS Garden Merit award, takes centre stage in our selection as an exemplary evergreen shrub. This Mediterranean native wows garden lovers with its silvery-grey foliage and an abundance of delicate, funnel-shaped white flowers, creating a visually interesting display. Renowned for its low-maintenance nature, 'Cneorum' thrives in well-drained soil and basks in full sun, making it an ideal choice for various garden styles, from coastal landscapes to rockeries and containers. Its compact and bushy habit, reaching a height of around 60cm, adds versatility to garden designs, ensuring it fits seamlessly into smaller spaces or mixed plantings. The RHS Garden Merit accolade bestowed upon 'Cneorum' recognises its outstanding performance, resilience, and aesthetic appeal. This evergreen shrub continues to charm gardeners with its year-round interest, as the silver-toned leaves provide a beautiful backdrop even when not in bloom. Whether you're cultivating a coastal garden, a Mediterranean-inspired landscape, or a space that demands a touch of interest, Convolvulus 'Cneorum' stands as a reliable and distinguished choice.

Planting Conditions

For successful cultivation of Convolvulus 'Cneorum,' select a sunny location with well-drained soil. Plant in Spring or Autumn but avoiding frosty snaps, ensuring the soil is prepared with organic matter for improved fertility and drainage. Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball, place the plant, backfill, and water thoroughly. This evergreen shrub, known for its silver-grey foliage and white flowers, enhances gardens and containers. Optimal planting conditions contribute to its resilience and vibrant appearance in your outdoor space.

Watering & Feeding

Convolvulus 'Cneorum' thrives with moderate watering. Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings, preventing waterlogged conditions. During dry spells, provide supplementary irrigation to maintain consistent moisture. Feeding is minimal, and an application of balanced, slow-release fertiliser in Spring supports healthy growth. Avoid excessive fertilisation to prevent overstimulation. This Convolvulus variety, with its low-maintenance requirements, rewards gardeners with a profusion of blooms against its silvery foliage. A careful balance of watering and modest feeding promotes the enduring vitality of 'Cneorum' in your garden.

General Care

Convolvulus 'Cneorum' demands little pruning; remove spent flowers to encourage continuous blooming. Light trimming in early Spring helps maintain a compact form. This evergreen shrub generally requires minimal care. Keep an eye out for pests like aphids and address promptly if observed. The plant exhibits good resistance to diseases, contributing to its hardiness. Enjoy the simplicity of caring for 'Cneorum,' ensuring a neat appearance and a steady display of its charming blooms in your garden.