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Carissa grandiflora 40-50cm

Carissa grandiflora 40-50cm

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Product Description

Carissa grandiflora, commonly known as Natal plum or Carissa, is a versatile evergreen shrub or small tree that is valued for its attractive foliage, fragrant flowers, and edible fruit.

  1. Appearance: Carissa grandiflora typically grows as a dense, rounded shrub or a small tree, reaching heights of 3 to 10 feet (0.9 to 3 meters). It has a compact and bushy growth habit.

  2. Leaves: The leaves are glossy, dark green, and leathery, with a lance-shaped or elliptical appearance. They are around 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) long and may have a slightly waxy texture.

  3. Flowers: Carissa grandiflora produces fragrant, star-shaped flowers that are typically white or pale pink. These flowers are often followed by the development of small, oval-shaped fruits.

  4. Fruit: The fruit of Carissa grandiflora is edible and resembles small plums. Depending on the variety, the fruit can range in color from red to purple or even yellow. It has a sweet and mildly tart flavor and can be eaten fresh or used in jams and jellies.


  1. Climate: Carissa grandiflora is well-suited for growing in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11. It thrives in warm, subtropical to tropical climates but can also be grown as a container plant in cooler regions.

  2. Sunlight: Plant Natal plum in a location that receives full to partial sun. It can tolerate some shade but tends to produce more flowers and fruit in sunnier spots.

  3. Soil: This plant prefers well-draining, sandy or loamy soil. It can tolerate a range of soil types but does best in soil that is slightly acidic to neutral.

  4. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during the growing season. Once established, Natal plum is somewhat drought-tolerant but benefits from regular watering.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base of the plant to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.

  6. Pruning: Prune Carissa grandiflora as needed to maintain its shape and remove dead or overgrown branches. It can also be trained into a hedge or topiary form.

  7. Fertilizing: Feed your Carissa with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to promote healthy growth and flowering.

  8. Pests and Diseases: Natal plum is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, you should still monitor for common garden pests and treat any issues promptly.

  9. Propagation: Carissa grandiflora can be propagated from seeds, stem cuttings, or by air layering. Stem cuttings are the most common method and should be taken during the growing season.

  10. Container Growing: If you live in a colder climate, consider growing Natal plum in a container that can be brought indoors during the winter months. Ensure the container has good drainage.

With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, Carissa grandiflora can be a beautiful and fruitful addition to your garden or landscape, providing both ornamental value and edible fruit.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.


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Plant height: 40-50cm

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