The Spotted White Rock Rose, otherwise known as the Cistus X Aguilarii ‘Maculatus’ or Lemon ‘Eureka Pink Variegated’, Eureka Pink Variegated Lemon, Pink Lemonade Lemon, is a rather well known tree plant by gardening enthusiasts around the world.
Best known for its average maintenance and moderate growth, this tree will likely liven up your house (or garden) with its gray-green colored leaves. But, only if you learn how to take proper care of it for it to thrive.
This is why all the topics you need to know in order to achieve this will be covered in this Spotted White Rock Rose Care Guide. Ready? Let’s go!
In order to take proper care of your Spotted White Rock Rose you’ll need to keep in mind the following guidelines:
- Water: The Spotted White Rock Rose grows best with watering each week. Increase the frequency of watering when it gets hot.
- Light: Keep your Cistus X Aguilarii ‘Maculatus’ in an environment where it can receive full sun on a daily basis.
- Soil: Make sure to keep the Spotted White Rock Rose in soil with moist but well-draining properties, so ideally, one that is made of sand, loam, and clay.
And as with many other plants, these are the only three care factors you need to remember to make sure your Spotted White Rock Rose is, for the most part, healthy and well to survive.
Scientific / Botanical Aspects
In botanical terms, the Spotted White Rock Rose belongs to the Rutaceae family, the genus Citrus and the species Limon, hence its scientific (or botanical) name Cistus X Aguilarii ‘Maculatus’ (SIS-tus la-DAH-ni-fer mak-u-LA-tus).
As with other Citrus’s, the Spotted White Rock Rose is an evergreen plant, which means it will be present year round in your garden.
As a rule of thumb, we recommend to always keep in mind your plants’ native region and environment, since these are the conditions that your Spotted White Rock Rose is most accustomed to, thus where it can most favorably.
With this in mind, the Cistus X Aguilarii ‘Maculatus’ will be most used to climate zones that fall between the range of 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, H1, H2.
Growth and Size
In terms of size and growth, the Spotted White Rock Rose is a relatively moderate grower, which makes things somewhat easy for any plant enthusiast.
But what exactly does this mean for your Spotted White Rock Rose? How large a pot should you consider, how tall, how wide can it get? Let’s jump in…
The Cistus X Aguilarii ‘Maculatus’ can grow up to 12′ – 15′ (3.6m – 4.5m) in 12′ – 15′ (3.6m – 4.5m) and 12′ – 15′ (3.6m – 4.5m) in 12′ – 15′ (3.6m – 4.5m).
Also, expect it to grow in a wonderful mounding shape, which is something worthwhile to remember when making your garden landscape plans.
In terms of watering, the Spotted White Rock Rose is a fairly simple plant to take care of.
This is mostly because it has a straightforward watering schedule and somewhat regular watering needs.
Specifically, most experts agree that the Cistus X Aguilarii ‘Maculatus’ grows best with watering each week. Increase the frequency of watering when it gets hot.
Which is why it is considered a plant with relatively average needs in terms of water.
As a rule of thumb, you should remember to keep your Spotted White Rock Rose in soil with moist but well-draining characteristics, as these will guarantee the right conditions for your plant to grow and thrive.
In our experience, the famous ‘thumb’ or ‘finger’ test is what works best for the Spotted White Rock Rose since with it, you will be able to give it the right amount of water, every time – regardless of the environment or placement where you do decide to keep it.
The Spotted White Rock Rose’s ideal soil potting mix is made out of sand, loam, and clay.
In addition to this, expert gardeners recommend having preferably neutral to acid soil.
Light and Exposure
In terms of light & exposure, the Spotted White Rock Rose requires full sun in order for it to thrive under the right conditions.
Most experts agree that this tree will do well as long as you keep it in partial to full sun, and it will be able to grow properly.
Specifically, we recommend that you place your Cistus X Aguilarii ‘Maculatus’ in full and direct sun (more than 6 hours of direct sunlight per day).
Being an evergreen plant, the Spotted White Rock Rose will be present year round in your garden.
But, you can expect it to have its ‘prime-time’ during the spring (early, mid, late), the summer (early, mid, late), the fall, and during the winter.
In particular, this tree is well known for its long bloom season and showy flowers around the plant enthusiast community.
The Spotted White Rock Rose produces some beautiful white flowers around this time of year.
The leaves from the Spotted White Rock Rose have a beautiful gray-green color during most of the year.
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Most Cistus X Aguilarii ‘Maculatus’ owners agree that this tree will look great in most mediterranean gardens of all types.
Other owners consider that they complement well most gardens of informal and cottage, and in mediterranean garden styles.
In particular, the Spotted White Rock Rose’s best location within your garden is in patio and containers, others use it for landscaping in a mass planting, erosion control, firescaping/fire wise, or a rock garden.
Spotted White Rock Rose’s do well with some other plants beside it. One good companion plant is the Lavandula, which will pair up nicely with your leafy friend.
Others consider that a nice Olea will work well too, so choose whichever you find works best for you!
And we’ve come to an end. Fortunately, that’s everything you need to know about your Spotted White Rock Rose to keep it safe and sound in your garden or home. Enjoy planting!