Sand Buchu

Agathosma glabrata

Lemon-Scented Buchu

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Agathosma glabrata
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The bright mauve to purple flowers of Agathosma glabrata, commonly known as sand buchu, are an eye-catcher in any garden. Buchus are identified by the presence of small, round oil glands present on the leaves and fruit. Crushing the leaves of this buchu releases a sweet lemon scent. Buchus are easily identified in the veld when brushing against a bush and smelling the sweet to pungent aroma.
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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, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Rutaceae

Flower colour

Pink, Purple, White

Credits

profile iconAgathosma glabrata
by Norma Jodamus, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, July 2006. Updated by Roger Oliver, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, October 2014 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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