Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Coleonema album (Thunb.) Bartl. & Wendle.

Frost tender, dainty, shrub with aromatic, heath-like foliage and axillary white flowers. Makes a good pot specimen.  To 1m.  [RHSD, Hortus, Hilliers’].

Horticultural & Botanical History

Cultivated in Europe since 1800.  [JD].

History at Camden Park

Listed in the 1850 and 1857 catalogues [T.385/1850].


Published Feb 14, 2010 - 05:10 PM | Last updated Feb 14, 2010 - 05:13 PM

Family Rutaceae
Region of origin

South Africa

  • Diosma alba Thunb. 
Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Diosma alba

Confidence level high