Carissa macrocarpa
NATAL PLUM
Apocynaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 9b-12

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, sand, clay, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, first line salt wind, light frost
3m
Plant habit
 
3m

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Origins: Tropical Africa, Southern Africa

Other Botanical Names: Carissa grandiflora

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Carissa macrocarpa
NATAL PLUM
Apocynaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen shrub

Hardiness zones: 9b-12

Sunlight: hot overhead sun to warm low sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to constantly moist

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, sand, clay, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind, first line salt wind, light frost
3m
Plant habit
 
3m

FEATURES

Flowers: moderately fragrant flowers in white

Flowering Time: late spring

Leaves: crossed leaf arrangement

Bark & Stems: thorns

Edibility: edible fruit


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits mediterranean, contemporary & coastal designs

Uses: formal screen, informal screen, formal hedge, barrier, pot, groundcovers, border

Growth rate: fast

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average






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