About Coleonema pulchellum ‘Compact’ (Compact Diosma)
This flowering evergreen is called Coleonema pulchellum ‘Compact’. Its green needle-like leaves are rich in fragrance and welcome five petaled pink flowers during the spring and fall seasons. Reaching an average landscape size of 2-3 feet wide by 4-6 feet tall, this variety is considered a medium compact shrub. Commonly known as Compact Diosma this plant offers year-round interest with repeat flowering and is also drought tolerant once established.
This variety is cold hardy for temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit and can withstand coastal conditions.
Care and planting instructions
Plant Compact Diosma in an area that receives full sun to part shade using well-draining soil. Water regularly once planted to establish a healthy root system then reduce frequency. This shrub is highly drought tolerant after being established. Light pruning is encouraged after blooming in the fall to encourage growth for its next blooming season.
Landscape design ideas
Coleonema pulchellum ‘Compact’ can be used in any landscape design. Its compact size is great for high traffic pathways or as a decorative border. If considering a drought-tolerant landscape design, this variety is a smart choice to adapt to California’s yearly drought season.