Variable compact shrub to 2 m tall. Leaves linear,mostly 0.8-1 cm long. Flowers 7-8 mm wide, pink although sometimes extremely pale; spring. [C. pulchrum hort.]
SW S Africa
For many years this species has been known incorrectly under the name C. pulchrum, which refers to a shrub with longer leaves and larger flowers.
The cultivars C. 'Compactum', C. 'Nanum' and C. 'Rubrum' are also listed, as well as several other growth and colour forms.
C. album (Thunb.) Bartl & Wendl., with smaller white flowers, is also available.
Source: (2002). Rutaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.