Buchu

Agathosma crenulata

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Agathosma crenulata and bee
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This is one of the true buchus, long used medicinally. The volatile oils in the glands dotting the leaves and fruit emit an easily recognizable buchu fragrance when touched or crushed.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring, Summer, Winter

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Uses

Personality

Family

Rutaceae

Flower colour

White

Credits

profile iconAgathosma crenulata
by Norma Jodamus, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, July 2003 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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