Variable-Leaf Acmadenia

Acmadenia heterophylla

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Acmadenia heterophylla
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This is a delicate looking shrub with starry pink flowers and a sweet lemony scent when touched. It belongs to the citrus family (Rutaceae) with most of the members commonly called buchu because of their aromatic leaves. Best known is the real buchu, Agathosma betulina, which is widely used in medicine. But this little shrub, Acmadenia heterophylla, also deserves a closer look from visitors and gardeners.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Spring, Autumn, Winter

Special features

Attracts butterflies

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil type

Sand, Loam

Soil PH preference

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Rutaceae

Flower colour

Pink

Credits

profile iconAcmadenia heterophylla
by Liesl van der Walt, Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, August 2000 (Copyright South African National Biodiversity Institute, South Africa)
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