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Balm of Gilead (Cedronella canariensis)



Tender Perennial
Height: 3 feet
Aspect: Sun
Soil Type: Free draining
Uses: Aromatic
Care: Keep well watered during the growing season. Keep warm in winter
Usually available: All year
Pot size supplied: Grown in a 10 cm (4 inch) pot
Hardiness: LEVEL 5 - see 'Description' tab below

Balm of Gilead (Cedronella canariensis)

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

Balm of Gilead – Cedronella canariensis

Balm of Gilead – Cedronella canariensis is not the true Balsam of Gilead which is, of course, a rare tree, but an interesting American herb with the same strong tangy scent of balsam. If kept in a pot, the scent can act as an effective insect repellent. Requires winter protection.


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Product Description

This plant is grown in a 4″ (10cm) pot. It is ready to be placed (weather permitting) into it’s final position. You will receive an instruction label which gives you further cultural instructions.

Note: If the Plant is in season but not in stock it may be available in small quantities. please contact us for stock. Read more on availability here

This plant is LEVEL 5 – Not hardy – Requires a frost-free environment over winter months 

These levels are determined by Norfolk Herbs and are to be used simply as a guide. Our levels go from 1 (fully hardy) to 6 (requires a heated environment over winter).

Additional information

Weight0.5 kg

2 – 3 Foot

Life Cycle

Tender Perennial


Pinks, Mauves, Blues

Ideal for Bee & Butterfly




Planting Position

Full Sun

Herb Group


Herbs for Tea


Ideal for Tubs & Containers


Culinary Herbs

Not culinary





1 review for Balm of Gilead (Cedronella canariensis)

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    harmoniedot (verified owner)

    Despite the cold weather this year my Balm of Gilead received in early April 2021 is growing very well. I potted it on to a larger pot and it’s tripled in size. I’ve had three super orders from Norfolk Herbs and they’ve all been well grown healthy plants with good root systems. Packaging is superb with excellent plant protection during transit.

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