Coleonema pulchellum ‘Compact’

(Compact Diosma)

By August 4, 2021
Close up of pink flowers of a Coleonema pulchellum 'Compact' plant

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.

Botanical Name: Coleonema pulchellum 'Compact'

Common Name: Compact Diosma

Average Landscape Size: 2-3' x 4-6'

Plant Type: Evergreen

Bloom Color: Light pink

Foliage Color: Dark Green

Forms: Shrub

Sizes: 1 Gallon

Special Features: Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Color, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Spring Flowers, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Hedging Plant, Easy Pruning, Attracts Hummingbirds,