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Coleonema

Coleonema spp.

Starr 080117-1990 Coleonema pulchellum by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

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Coleonema Overview

Small genus of less than 10 heather-like, evergreen shrub species originating from the Western Cape Province of South Africa. They have been cultivated for their ornamental value as garden plants, particularly in Australia, where they are also known as diosma. Flowers and foliage are the main reasons for growing. This genus typically does not exceed 1m in height and are well suited to smaller gardens. Flowers have 5 petals, are small, star-shaped and usually pink or white coloured.

How to propagate Coleonema

Seed

Seed in spring.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Other uses of Coleonema

Grown for their flowers and overall appearance.