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A picture of a Karoo Sagewood

Karoo Sagewood

Buddleja glomerata

Also known as

Sneezebush, Cockroach, Karoo-Salie, Kakkerlak, Hoesbos, Niesbos

Full Sun


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Karoo Sagewood

Silvery tree
Heads of flowers and grey leaves.

Karoo Sagewood Overview

The Karoo sagewood is an attractive foliage plant with silvery, scalloped leaves and heads of yellow flowers during spring and summer. It forms a small tree up to 4 m in height and 3 m wide or grows into a bushy, upright and straggling shrub. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape.

Special features of Karoo Sagewood

Attracts butterflies

Drought resistant

Wind break

Hedge plant