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Coleonema - pink diosma

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Pretty winter-flowering shrub, so much like our native shrubs you'd never know it was an exotic. Lovely informal hedge for cottage gardens, especially at the coast, great for attracting beneficial insects and keeping away the bad ones. Pair with the bigger white diosma.

Coleonema pulchrum Compactum Pink - pink diosma

DESCRIPTION: Evergreen shrub with bushy heath-type aromatic foliage and starry pink 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
HEIGHT & WIDTH:  0.8 - 1m H x 0.5 - 1m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm including the pot height of 80mm high and 42 mm wide.

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