Compact Natal Plum (Carissa macrocarpa 'Boxwood Beauty')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Other: Small, bright red, oval berries
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Groundcover
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Fire Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

This is a great evergreen, nice shrub can be kept compact or grow

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