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Coleonema 'Sunset Gold' (Breath of Heaven)

Confetti Bush 'Sunset Gold', Golden Breath of Heaven, Coleonema pulchrum 'Sunset Gold', Diosma 'Sunset Gold', Diosma 'Golden Sunset', Diosma ericoides 'Sunset Gold', Coleonema pulchrum 'Golden Sunset'


Free-branching, Coleonema 'Sunset Gold' (Breath of Heaven) is an upright then spreading evergreen shrub with lacy and delicate, bright chartreuse needle-like leaves. The densely-packed foliage persists throughout the year and is aromatic when rubbed. Tiny white to pale-pink flowers bloom over a long season. Easy care, tolerant of drought, wind and coastal conditions, It is a terrific plant for contrasting other foliage colors and textures. Adding a bold accent to the landscape, Coleonema 'Sunset Gold' can be used as a specimen plant, massed as a groundcover on banks and slopes or planted along pathways where the aromatic foliage can be enjoyed by passing by.

  • Grows up to 2-4 ft. tall (60-120 cm) and 4-6 ft. wide (120-180 cm).
  • A full sun or light shade lover, this plant is easily grown in moderately fertile, moist but free-draining neutral to acid soil. Water moderately and apply a balanced liquid fertilizer from spring to fall. Water sparingly in winter. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Perfect as a specimen plant, for foundation plantings, city gardens, coastal gardens, cottage gardens, rock gardens or containers.
  • No serious pest issue. Keep an eye out for phytophthora root rot. Deer resistant.
  • Prune immediately after flowering.
  • Propagate by seed - surface sow seed at 55-60ºF (13-16ºC) in spring or propagate by semi-ripe cuttings with bottom heat in summer.

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Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 8 – 11
Climate Zones 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 2' – 4' (60cm – 120cm)
Spread 4' – 6' (120cm – 180cm)
Spacing 48" – 72" (120cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Coastal Garden, Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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