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Carissa  macrocarpa


Natal Plum

Carissa macrocarpa Carissa macrocarpa - Leaves.jpg (26123 bytes) Carissa macrocarpa - Fruit
Family: Apocynaceae - Dogbane
Plant Type: [ ] Tree
[ X ] Shrub [ ] Vine
Average Maximum Height:
Large : [ ] Tree over 75 ft.
[ ] Shrub over 10 ft.
Medium : [ ] Tree 25 - 75 ft.
[ X ] Shrub 4 - 10 ft.
Small : [ ] Tree under 25 ft.
MAX. HT. 1'-7'
[ X ] Shrub under 4 ft.
Spread:
[ X ] Wide : Wider than it is tall
[ X ] Medium : From 1/2 height to equal the height

[ ] Narrow : Less than 1/2 the height
Carissa macrocarpa - Flower

Foliage: [ ] Deciduous to [ ] Semi-deciduous [ X ] Evergreen

Exposure: [ X ] Full Sun [ ] Partial Shade [ ] Full Shade

Ornamental Flowers: [ X ] Yes [ ] No

Flower Color: (If yes on #8 above)
[ ] Red, Rose, Pink [ ] Yellow, Orange
[ X ] White, Cream
[ ] Blue, Lavender, Violet [ ] Other

Primary Time of Bloom (If yes on #8 above) YEAR ROUND IN FROST FREE AREAS
[ X ] Winter [ X ] Spring [ X ] Summer [ X ] Fall

Ornamental Fruit: [ X ] Yes Red Plum shaped to 2" [ ] No

Cold Hardy: [ ] 30 deg. F [ X ] 20 deg. F [ ] 10 deg. F
[ ] 0 deg. F [ ] Below 0 deg. F

Drought Tolerance:
[ ] Very - Class 1 [ X ] Somewhat - Class 2
[ ] Average - Class 3 [ ] Poor Tolerance - Class 4

Comments: [ ] Fall foliage Color [ X ] Coastal Tolerance [ X ] Edible Fruit [ ] Poisonous
[ ] Other

Additional Notes:

Last Updated: 10/21/2014

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Program Coordinator
Email: donald.schultz@gcccd.edu
Phone: 619-660-4023

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