Carissa macrocarpa Information
A South African shrub used as a hedge or free standing shrub because of its interestingly formed branches and shiny deep-green leaves, offset by white and pink, sweet-scented flowers. The plant bears a 2" egg-shaped red fruit that can be eaten out-of-hand but does make good cranberry-like preserves. It is a salt tolerant plant, and grows well along the coast.
Cold-tolerant to about -4ºC. Requires light.
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