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Carissa macrocarpa 'Boxwood Beauty Natal Plum Plant One Gallon Size

Carissa macrocarpa 'Boxwood Beauty Natal Plum Plant One Gallon Size

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Carissa macrocarpa 'Boxwood Beauty' - Boxwood Beauty Natal Plum Plant

Your plant will be shipped with the roots wrapped in damp paper towels and with plastic and ready to plant upon arrival. The plant will be between 6 to 8 inches in height with well-developed roots. Planting guidelines will also be included.

Carissa macrocarpa ‘Boxwood Beauty’ has the tight compact form of a Buxus but with the added bonus of lovely little scented blossoms and attractive fruit. Compact Natal Plum, as it’s also called, looks equally at home sheared into low formal hedges, or left to the natural low and mounding form it takes on. Carissa macrocarpa does best in sandy soil and full sun. It’s worth noting that Carissa is in the Dogbane family of plants.

The fruit are edible and tasty, but all other parts of this plant are toxic. Watch for the spines if you decide to harvest them. Natal Plum is moderately drought tolerant and capable of dealing with salt spray and saline soils, so adding that touch of formal green to a beach house turns out to be far easier than it could be. For best results, plant Carissa macrocarpa where it will get full sun, and will be protected from frost.

* Moderately fast growing mounding evergreen broadleaf shrub has small leaves on short, thornless branches.
* Grows 18-24 inches tall and wide.
* Likes sun or partial shade.
* Fragrant white star-shaped flowers and red plum-like edible fruit.
* Excellent for use as a groundcover, in a container, or near the ocean.
* Fire-resistant for defensible space


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