Carissa macrocarpa 'Emerald Blanket' 2
Carissa macrocarpa 'Emerald Blanket' 2

Carissa macrocarpa 'Emerald Blanket'
(Natal Plum)
USDA Zone: 10B – 11
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Origin: South Africa
Type: Evergreen Shrubs

Typical Height: 1'-2'
(0.3 – 0.6 mts)
Typical Spread: 2’-3'
(0.6 – 0.9 mts)

Growth: Medium
Drought Tolerance: High
Salt Tolerance: High
Wind Tolerance: N/A
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Color: White
Flowering Season: Summer; Fall
Flower Feature: Showy, Fragrant
Light Needs: Medium, High
Nutritional Needs: Medium
Human Hazards: Spiny
Family: Apocynaceae
Propagation: Cuttings; seeds
Leaf Type: Simple
Environmental Issues: None

Typical sizes at the nursery:
1G (8”-12”)
3G (12”-20”)

Typical planting distance:
30” OC
(0.75 mts)

Common Uses: Banks & Slopes; Edges; Seasides; Open Areas; Edible fruit; Flowering shrubs; Foundation planting; Surrounding a palm or specimen plant
Category: Small Shrubs

Notes: This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds; suitable for xeriscaping; Suitable for growing in containers

+ In this Photo:
Carissa macrocarpa 'Emerald Blanket'
(Natal Plum)
24" OA Height

All sizes are approximates
Photo taken by:
All Landscape Data, Inc.
April 2015
Key Biscayne
Florida USA

Sources:
Betrock’s
Reference Guide to
Florida Landscape Plants

Landscape Plants for South Florida
A manual for gardeners, landscapers and homeowners.

The Landscape Manual
Prepared by the Miami-Dade
County
Department of
Planning and Zoning

Betrock’s
Plant Finder

Internet Sources:
http://www.south-florida-plant-guide.com/carissa.html

http://www.flnurserymart.com/products/small-shrubs/carissa-boxwood-emerald-blanket/

http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/109743/