Agathosma ovata
“False Buchu”

Agathosma ovata "False Buchu"

Creating a wonderful show from fall to early spring, this easy to grow, variable evergreen South African shrub is an ideal choice for a water-wise garden. From 1-1/2-3’ tall and 3’ across, the small white to dark pink star flowers display a mass of color above the fine heather-like foliage. The small oval foliage is nicely scented of citrus and the oil contained in the leaves prevents plant eating pests. A popular garden plant in South Africa, it should thrive here in our similar climate with composted, well-drained soil.


Sun-1/2 day sun
Low-Avg Water

Hardy to USDA Zone 8