Pink Breath of Heaven

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What do you think of when you hear a name like 'Breath of Heaven'? Something light as air, or wispy like a cloud? Something that smells fresh and clean? Something...well...heavenly?

That's what you get with Pink Breath of Heaven (Coleonema pulchrum 'Compacta'). This compact shrub has lovely bright green, tiny heather-like leaves that give it a very soft look. These fine-textured, broadleaf evergreen needles release a gentle fragrance when crushed or brushed against.

This Breath of Heaven is covered with a blanket of ballet-slipper-pink flowers from spring to frost. Pink Breath of Heaven is an evergreen shrub that is hearty enough to stand up to windy and salty coastal conditions. It is also surprisingly drought-tolerant once it is established. Growing throughout the heat and humidity of USDA growing zones 9 to 11, these are deer and salt-resistant groundcover shrubs!

Planting and Application:

Pink Breath of Heaven makes a great specimen plant or a pretty backdrop for the border. They are perfect in pairs flanking a garden bench, too. Let cascade over a retaining wall or throughout a Rock Gardens as a wonderfully flowing and vivid accent! Mix into a shrub border, or use as sprawling edging to set your taller shrubs and evergreens light with color! Add vivid pops of color to cottage gardens and as roadside hell-strip plantings.

For a truly spectacular sight, use them to cover a slope! They will pour down the sides like a gently flowing stream of soft pink and green and help to stop erosion and stabilize the soil with aplomb! The low-growing nature of these plants makes them ideal as cascading spillers in large planters and porch and patio containers! It makes a great plant along a walkway or a path where your garden guests can both touch the soft foliage and smell the sweet heath scent!

  • Covered in Soft Pink Flowers Spring to Frost
  • Bright Colorful Foliage Tha's Fine-Textured & Aromatic
  • Broadleaf Evergreen For Year-Round Color
  • Wide-Spreading & Low-Growing Groundcover
  • Spillers, Accents, Erosion & Soil Stabilization, Edging & Specimens!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant your ornamental flowering shrub in a full sun location for the most blooms! Provide a very well-drained soil location that is slightly acidic and moderately moist. These shrubs handle sandy, coastal conditions. Shrubs appreciate and top-dressed with a 3-4 inch layer of mulch. Prune immediately after flowering for the best results.

  • Full Sun
  • Very Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture & Low Once Established
  • Prune Right After Flowering
  • Tolerant of Wind, Drought, Deer, or Salt

The gorgeous low-growing groundcover with vibrant color, the Pink Breath of Heaven will enliven your landscape with fragrance. Make sure to add this beauty to your garden this year no matter where you live! Order your own flowering ornamental for hot and humid climates at today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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To obtain a more accurate shipment time-frame, simply enter your zip code in the “Find Your Growing Zone” box to the right. Our plants are grown all over the country and lead time on items may be different because of this. Once your order is placed, you will also receive the specific shipment time-frame information as part of your order confirmation. Once an item ships, you will receive shipment notification and tracking numbers, so you can follow along while your plant travels to your doorstep. We use FedEx, UPS, or USPS at our discretion.

Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Pink Breath of Heaven Is Suited to Grow in Zones 9-11
Growing Zones 9-11
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Coleonema pulchrum 'Compacta'
Type Broad-Leaved Evergreen
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Low Once Established
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Bright Light Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes