Carissas are tropical plants that like full to partial sun. It has pretty jasmine-like white flowers with a strong pleasant smell despite the size of the flowers and plant. You can see these flowers on and off through out the year. Carissas also bare red plums that you can eat right off the bush or can make into jams and jellies. Can be grown as a nice fragrant container plant and is also a great bonsai subject. I recommend this Natal plum species because it is the strongest clone that we grow and also is a fast grower. It differs because it has lighter leaves and grows more leggy. Horizontalis also gets bigger than 'Tomlinson.'
ORIGIN : Tropical Africa
SIZE : 5'
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full sun to partial sun
REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : low 30's
FLOWER : on and off through out the year