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Diosma hirsuta 'Blue Downs' (Wild buchu 'Blue Downs')

Beginner
skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.75m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Diosma hirsuta 'Blue Downs'

Other names

Wild buchu 'Blue Downs'

Genus

Diosma Diosma

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Downs' _ 'Blue Downs' is a slow-growing, rounded, upright shrub with fragrant, grey-green foliage and tiny, cup-shaped flowers at the branch tips, followed by plump green fruit.


Diosma hirsuta 'Blue Downs' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Diosma hirsuta 'Blue Downs' (Wild buchu 'Blue Downs') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, Roof terrace, Wildlife

Cultivation

Can be planted in most soils but flowers fade more rapidly in full sun and last longer in moist soils.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Diosma hirsuta 'Blue Downs'

Other names

Wild buchu 'Blue Downs'

Genus

Diosma Diosma

Variety or Cultivar

'Blue Downs' _ 'Blue Downs' is a slow-growing, rounded, upright shrub with fragrant, grey-green foliage and tiny, cup-shaped flowers at the branch tips, followed by plump green fruit.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Diosma hirsuta 'Blue Downs' (Wild buchu 'Blue Downs') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, Roof terrace, Wildlife

Cultivation

Can be planted in most soils but flowers fade more rapidly in full sun and last longer in moist soils.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

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