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Carissa macrocarpa Desert Star

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Carissa macrocarpa Desert Star

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Wantirna
C9, Indoor, POS
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Wantirna
C9, Indoor, POS
Size: 14cm
Available: 29
$/Unit (EX GST): $6.30 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $6.93 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Carissa macrocarpa Desert Star Natal Plum,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Rounded

Description:
Attractive small, compact shrub with thick, rounded, glossy foliage. This plant has small thorns which can help deter foot traffic. Fruit is edible and attractive white, sweetly fragrant, star-shaped flowers add to the appeal of this evergreen shrub. Use in coastal areas, pots, borders and suitable for use as a clipped a low hedge.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Formal Garden, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers full sun to part shade and free draining soil rich in organic matter. Mulch and water well until established. Prune to encourage new growth and maintain dense shape.

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser

Family Name: Origin:
Apocynaceae Africa

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: TBA

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: High
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