PlantsCarissa→Natal Plum (Carissa macrocarpa)

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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
Other: Fragrance similar to orange blossoms
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early 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


Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Help id this plant by slaguila Jan 23, 2021 7:34 PM 8
Plant ID needed! by xiaosian Feb 9, 2019 8:28 AM 3
Jasmine-like flowers and red fruit by _Bleu_ Dec 28, 2018 7:58 AM 4
What is this bonsai tree by JamesDavies Jul 31, 2017 8:49 AM 4
Help with ID! Woody plant w/thorns by Mysteryplant2017 Feb 18, 2017 6:43 PM 2
mystery tree or plant? by eferguson Dec 15, 2015 9:36 AM 6
What are you propagating? by clintbrown Oct 26, 2021 6:58 AM 454
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Oct 10, 2020 8:42 PM 133

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