Carissa Emerald Blanket

moderate tolerance

(Carissa macrocarpa)

The Carissa Emerald Blanket, also known as the Natal Plum, is a compact shrub with glossy green leaves and beautifully fragrant, white star-shaped flowers that bloom throughout the year. This variety is known for its spreading, blanket-like growth habit, hence its name. As a hardy and versatile plant, it serves well as groundcover, a border shrub, or a stand-alone focal point in Florida gardens. The plant also produces attractive, edible plum-like fruits, adding further interest.

  • Low to moderate maintenance
  • Typically grows 18-24 inches tall
  • Thrives in full sun to partial shade
  • Requires well-drained soil and regular watering but shows good drought tolerance once established
  • Ideal temperature is above 50°F
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to pets
  • USDA hardiness zones: 9-11
  • Size: 3g
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