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Coleonema album

This showy buchu carries oil glands on the underside of the leaves making them sweet smelling. It grows well in domestic gardens on Leisure Isle forming a lovely compact shrub. The flowers literally cover this bush, turning it into a stunning white plant. The fruit appear towards the end of November and eject the seeds by a catapult system.

The direct translation from Afrikaans is : bate bush, the fishermen use tis plant to rid of the smell of bate on their hands.


Family Name:
Common Name:
Confetti bush (Eng.); aasbossie (Afr.)
Plant Height:
2 m
Flower Colour:
White Pink
Flowering Time:
August, September, October