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Confetti bush

Coleonema pulchellum, commonly known as confetti bush, buchu, diosma or breath of heaven, is a shrub which is endemic to South Africa. It grows to between 0.8 and 1 metre (2 ft 7 in and 3 ft 3 in) high. Single pink flowers to about 8 mm (0.31 in) in diameter appear between May and October in the species native range.

The species was formally described in 1981 in the Journal of South African Botany. Prior to this, plants in cultivation had been erroneously identified as Coleonema pulchrum.

 

  • Category Flowering shrubs
  • Genus Coleonema
  • Species pulchellum
  • Families Rutaceae
  • Habit Shrub
  • Climatic Zones Mediterranean: South and islands, hills. USDA 10 a
  • Leaves Evergreen
  • Flower Simple flower
  • Geographical Area of Origin South Africa
  • Flowering and Fruiting Period December / June / May / April / March / February / January
  • Form Grown as shrub / bush
  • Colore Fiori Rosa
  • Colore Foglie Verde
  • Colore Frutti Marrone
  • Parfumed yes
  • Favorite soil Sub-acid / medium acid / Light sandy / Middle-Dough / Medium soil
  • Water needs Medium
  • Light Exposure Full light / Full sun / Medium shade / Half shade
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