isiXhosa: (not known)

Afrikaans: Aasbossie

Cape may


Cape may

Coleonema album

Scientific name

Coleonema album an erect, much-branched and compact shrub grows to a height of 2 m. This fragrant buchu is finely branched and new shoots develop at the tips of old branches. Branching occurs from the base of the shrub. Bark is greyish-brown, rough with horizontal leaf scars. The flower colour and shape indicate it is Insect pollinated.

Other names include | Aasbossie | Klipboegoe | Klipbuchu | Wit-confettibos |

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Site #12 Delft 2
Total 2

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

It provides medicinal value

This species is not very suitable to be grown in bare terrain. However, if other vegetation is already established then it makes a good addition. After a year of care, little watering will be necessary.

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