Coleaonema species

Water Needs

low; moderate

Coleaonema species
Shrub small; shrub medium
Cape May

1.2 x 1 m - 1.2 x 1.2

Size

Light Conditions

sun; semi-shade

Frost

light

Flowers

white; winter spring

sun; semi-shade; pm sun; fragrant; narrow spaces; shrubbery; container; hedge; wildlife insects bees butterflies

Garden Situation

Habitat

Fynbos; thicket

Region

Western Cape

Rain Season

winter

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Description

Coastal shrub from the W. Cape, they reach around 2m in height. Their finely branched, needle-like leaves and erect, compact form make them attractive, trouble-free garden plants. Fragrant flowers are small and white and cover the bush from May to November. Leaves carry a strong citrus scent so typical of the ‘buchus’ family. Makes an excellent screening hedge or filler shrub. Needs initial good watering, but drought-hardy once established. Requires acid, well-drained soils. Copes with strong, coastal winds.

Coleaonema species
Coleaonema species
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