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Carissa grandiflora ‘Tuttlei’

Natal plum

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsApril & October
  • Height0.5m to 1m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Carissa grandiflora ‘Tuttlei’ (Natal plum). An evergreen shrub with a compact and spreading growth habit, produces thorny stems and leathery, glossy, rich green leaves. Bears spring-summer, fragrant, white flowers with red, edible, plum-like fruits in autumn.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Amatungulu

Origin

South Africa

Interest and use

Ornamental, foliage, fruit, fragrance, greenhouse

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Watch out for the thorns.

Propagation

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

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