Carissa macrocarpa 'Boxwood Beauty'

Natal Plum

Family: Apocynaceae Dogbane

Type Shrub
USDA Hardiness range 9B - 11
Exposure Partial shade to full sun
Bloom color White
Bloom time Spring through Fall
Water needs Dry to moist
Landscape uses Border, container, erosion control, foundation, hedge, massing, screen, standard, seashore, superior hedge
Height 12" to 24" / 30cm to 60cm
Spread 24" to 4' / 60cm to 1.20m
Growth rate Moderate
Persistence Evergreen, needles or needle-like
Bloom attributes Fragrant flowers
Leaf color Green
Fruit color Red
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral, alkaline, slightly alkaline
Soil type Sandy, loamy
Form Rounded, spreading or horizontal
Attributes and features Attractive foilage