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Coleonema album is a medium to large woody shrub with small
ericoid (heath-like) leaves. In spring and summer the bush is covered in
abundant small, white, star-like flowers.Resembles the European May plant.
During the flowering season the small white petals cover the ground
like confetti after a wedding, hence the colloquial name "confetti
bush". The plant is used extensively as an insect repellent, and a
Botanical Name: Coleonema album
Common Method of Extraction: Steam distillation
Part Typically Used: Stem/ Leaves
Color: Clear in colour
Perfumery Note: Middle
Strength of Initial Aroma: Fresh herby fragrance with an interesting pepper note. Has an attractive fruity/flowery note fragrance.
Coleonema album is found in the mountain and coastal region of the Western Cape, South Africa.
rub their bedding with the twigs to repel mosquitoes and ants. A wash
made from the leaves is used as a deodorant, and fishermen traditionally
rub their hands on the leaves to remove the fishy smell of bait. The
leaves add fragrance to pot pourris.
It has been domesticated and planted in many South African gardens for its delightful show of flowers.