Coleonema ‘California Sunset’

Golden Breath of Heaven
Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

1 1/2′ x 4′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium Water

Flower Color

Pink

Bloom Time

Spring, Winter

Special Features

Deer Resistant

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Broad

Coleonema plants display a wispy appearance with a delicate character. ‘California Sunset’ has a pronounced golden yellow color to its foliage. Coleonema have slender branches and narrow leaves that are fragrant when brushed against. Tiny flowers are borne freely over long season in winter and spring. The plants can continue with scattered blooms at any other time especially in Southern California. The former name of this plant was Diosma. Good on banks or hillsides along paths where you can break off and bruise a twig to enjoy the foliage’s fragrance. Frequently used next to buildings though a little wispy for such use. Plant in light soil; fast drainage is a must. To control size and promote compactness shear lightly after main bloom is over.

 

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