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Carpobrotus modestus

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Carpobrotus modestus Inland Pigface,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Succulents & Cacti Dense, Prostrate, Spreading

Tough, native creeping succulent with trailing stems that root at each node along the stem. Triangular shaped, fleshly smooth leaves quickly form a dense groundcover. Pink daisy-like flowers are produced in Spring and Summer. These then turn to pretty, edible red berry fruit. This attractive groundcover is very salt tolerant and great for binding coastal wind erosion. Ideal for use in gardens with coastal exposure, rockeries and low maintenance landscapes.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 30-60cm

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

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Bush Tucker, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Erosion Control, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Groundcover, Habitat, Lawn Alternatives, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Verge, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Scale

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Aizoaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High