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Carissa acaulis

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGlossy green

Description

Carissa acaulis. This is a perennial with elliptic to oblong leaves to 30cm. Bears white or purple brown flowers.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Africa, Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers and overall appearance.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 5C and will need partial shade and well drained soil. You should water the containerized specimens moderately and less when temperatures are low.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds when ripe in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

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