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Botanical Name: Coleonema album
Common Name(s): Confetti bush
Categories: Shrubs and Perennials
This bushy buchu has aromatic, soft-textured heath-like foliage with masses of tiny white flowers in Winter and Spring. C. pulchrum bears masses of purplish pink flowers. Another cultivar, C. x ‘Sunset Gold’, bears pale pink flowers.
Synonym: Coleonema pulchellum
Botanical Pronunciation: ko-lee-o-NEE-ma AL-bum
This plant bears masses of tiny white flowers in Winter and Spring.
This plant has aromatic, soft-textured heath-like foliage.
Wit konfettiebos (A)
Planting: Prefers well-drained soil. Dig a hole 60cm square and deep. Mix two thirds of the topsoil with one third compost in the bottom of the hole, add one cup of bone meal or superphosphate and mix well.
Watering and feeding: Does not need a lot of attention once established. It is drought tolerant in the winter rainfall regions, but needs to be watered during winter in summer rainfall areas. Keep plants mulched to help preserve moisture. Feed with a general fertiliser for flowering plants in spring and midsummer, then water in well.
Pruning: Cut back lightly after flowering, but avoid cutting into the hard wood.
C. pulchrum bears masses of purplish pink flowers. another cultivar, C. x ‘Sunset gold’, bears pale pink flowers.
1 m * 0.5 m
Uses in landscape design
Ideal for rock gardens and at the front of the shrub border. Tolerates salt-laden winds at the coast.
Medeteranian , Formal , Indigenous gadening (South Africa)
bees , birds , butterflies , insects