Coleonema Compacta – Diosma
This plant has a round figure with green shrubbery; it produces perfumed pink flowers in profusion throughout spring. Its drought tolerant while established within the ground. It heights up to eighty centimeters and likes full sun or part shade.
Height: Tall – five feet to eight feet, width – three feet to four feet
Uses: This plant is often used as a screening plant and ornamental hedges.
Planting tips: Young plants require extra phosphorus for encouraging high-quality root development.
Soil type: Sandy loam to clay loam is the best soil for the proper growth of this plant.
Pruning: It is essential to prune your Coleonema Compacta shrub for 2 reasons: 1- by eliminating dead or old damaged wood you can enhance air flow. 2- You can rejuvenate novel growth that improves power production. Pruning Coleonema Compacta could be divided into 4 groups such as minimal pruning, spring pruning, summer pruning after flower and suckering habit pruning. Always take away damaged, dead diseased wood no matter what kind of pruning you’re doing.
Water requirement: The 1st 2 years following a plant is established, regular watering is essential for establishment. In the 1st year it is ideal to water one time a week, than watering frequently for few minutes. However, you should not over water it at all.
Pest and problem: Well, no significant disease or pets found in this kind of plant.
Climate: Australian regions like Perth and Sydney suits well for this plant growth.
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