Coleonema pulcrum Sunset Gold
Golden Breath of Heaven. Bright gold foliage all year, with small light pink star like flowers late winter into spring. Must be in full sun and well-drained soil. Hardy. 1-1.5m
Breath of Heaven, Golden Breath of Heaven, Coleonema pulcrum Sunset Gold, Diosma
The main features of this plant is the bright gold foliage color, the numerous small flowers in season, the scented foliage, the fine texture of the foliage and overall top qualities suitable for any home garden.
Coleonema Sunset Gold is an ornamental shrub suitable for any home garden, commercial property, parks and reserves, larger traffic islands.
Coleonema Sunset Gold must be in full sun to retain its golden appearance. If planted in shade the foliage will elongate, revert to a more basic green, and the plant will lose form.
The very small leaves are an indication that it will do well in harsh dry environments, therefore do not over water. After it has been planted for a few weeks it should never be irrigated as it will adapt to drought like conditions. Over watering (watering too often) could lead to root rot and soil borne pests and diseases.
Avoid planting against a wall of a house as it will likely get too big over time and become a nuisance. Planted in open space it will require space at least 1.5 metres in diameter. Planted in groups about 1.5 metres apart it can cover a larger area and create a great display.
Expected life span before it deteriorates and needs changing is about 15 years.