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Coleonema album - white diosma

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Pretty white flowers, aromatic fine foliage, likes sunny spots and sandy soil - it's not a native but you'd never know it! Lovely winter-flowering shrub for coastal gardens, great for attracting beneficial insects and keeping away the bad ones. Pair with the smaller pink diosma.

image: Bri Weldon via Flickr

Coleonema album - white diosma

DESCRIPTION: Evergreen shrub with bushy heath-type aromatic foliage and starry white flowers autumn to spring, which are both a lure to beneficial insects. South African in origin but has naturalised happily in VIC.
USES: Native gardens, coastal gardens, wildlife gardens, winter gardens.
PLANTING: Plant in a sunny position in well drained acid soil; avoid planting coleonemas in midsummer. Protect from frost and don't let young plants dry out.
CARE: Mulch to keep the roots cooler in summer, and water well while plants are establishing. Trim lightly after flowering to promote new growth and compactness. Feed with a controlled release native fertiliser after flowering to keep it healthy and free-flowering
& WIDTH:  2m H x 2m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.

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