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Nov 06, The Cistus are small shrubs, with branches that do not develop much thickness.

Cistus is a beautiful flower shrub with simply beautiful evergreen leafage.

This makes it easy to find a pruning tool. Depending on the size and type of pruning that we are going to carry out, the tool we need to use may vary, although in general the branches of the Cistus can be cut with any manual pruning scissors.

Remember to sanitize the cutting Estimated Reading Time: 8 mins. May 01, Pruning Cistus (mediterranean rock rose) Grays Posts: May in Plants. Hi again, Could anyone give advice on when and how to prune these rock rose shrubs? I can remember reading a while back that they only tolerate a very light prune, so that is what I have been doing each year, but as you can see from the photo, one is getting very Missing: Reading MA. Pruning Cistus. Cistus (Cistus spp.), a drought-resistant, disease-resistant, versatile plant, requires little maintenance.

Commonly known as rockrose, you can grow this plant in poor soils Missing: Reading MA. Jul 22, Hi - Cistus has the same problem as Hebe in that it doesn't grow back from woody stems, so hard pruning doesn't work. What I do with mine is a) give it a hair cut after flowering (just done it) trimming back to just above leaf nodes to encourage branching and b) take out whole stems down to the bottom which are hanging over or crowding neighbouring stumphauling.buzzg: Reading MA.

Cistus, the sun rose, and Convolvulus cneorum also flower on previous-season growth. These are shrubs that will continue flowering and maintain a neat shape without any pruning. However, vigorous new shoots produce the most flowers, while older branches produce few or none at stumphauling.buzzg: Reading MA.