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Products > Coleonema pulchellum 'Compact Form'
 
Coleonema pulchellum 'Compact Form' - Compact Diosma
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rutaceae (Citrus)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Light Pink
Bloomtime: Spring/Fall
Fragrant Flowers: Yes
Synonyms: [Coleonema pulchrum 'Compact Form']
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Coleonema pulchellum 'Compact Form' (Compact Diosma) - A compact medium-sized evergreen shrub to 3 feet tall by 6 feet wide with aromatic soft needle-like leaves and small star-like pink flowers spring through the fall. Best in full sun to part shade with regular watering although this plant can be surprisingly drought resistant once established. Avoid heavy soils unless on a slope and do not over water. It is hardy to about 20 degrees F and tolerates near coastal windy conditions. A great plant along pathways so that strollers will brush the foliage and bring out its fragrance. This plant was first introduced by Monterey Bay Nursery in 1996 as Coleonema pulchrum 'Compact Form'. The plants in cultivation under the name Coleonema pulchrum are now considered to be to be Coleonema pulchellum. We also grow the full sized species Coleonema pulchellum and a golden foliage form Coleonema pulchellum 'Sunset Gold' as well as the white flowering species Coleonema album This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Coleonema p. 'Compact Form'.