General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 feet to 15 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: Bright scarlet red, oval/plum shaped, fleshy - taste similar to cranberries.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Other: Fragrance similar to orange blossoms
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Edible Parts: Fruit
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Salt tolerant
Toxicity: Other: All parts of the plant are poisonous with the exception of the fruit
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Natal Plum
  • Noem-Noem
  • Large Num-Num
  • Amatungulu
Also sold as:
  • Carissa grandiflora

Photo Gallery
Location: Botanical Garden of Barcelona
Date: 2019-04-22

Date: 2022-09-05
Used as hedging

Date: 2022-09-05

Date: 2016-03-26
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Fairfax, VA
Location: Botanical Garden of the Technical University Delft
Date: 2019-04-15
Location: Botanical garden of Crete
Date: 2022-06-01
Location: Botanical garden of Crete
Date: 2022-06-01
Location: Jan Celliers Park, Pretoria
credit: Dr. J.C. Knobel
Location: Ohio
Date: 2012-08-23
Purchased on-line as a Pre-Bonsai
Location: Krohn conservatory, Cincinnati OH
Bonsai tree
Location: Botanical Garden Barcelona (Spain)
Date: 2017-05-21
Location: Botanical Garden Barcelona (Spain)
Date: 2017-05-21
Location: Little garden of Big Dreams, Dayton KY
Location: Copenhagen Botanical Garden, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Location: San Diego, California   
Date: 2015-01-09
Location: San Diego, California   
Date: 2015-01-09
Location: San Diego, California
Date: 2015-01-09
Location: San Diego, California   
Date: 2015-01-09
Location: San Diego, California    
Date: 2015-01-09

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