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كاريسسا ماكروكاربا
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"Nearly all parts of the natal plum are poisonous except for the fruit, which is red when ripe and quite delicious. It is a hardy plant, in the same family as the Oleander, and its thorns make it a good choice for barrier hedges. The white flowers are fragrant and keep blooming across two seasons.
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Name Story

Natal plum
Carissa macrocarpa is called the Natal Plum because it is native to the Natal area of South Africa in the north direction to Mozambique.

Interesting Facts

A traditional fruit in Africa, the natal plum is being explored for its possible use to provide economic stability, support the economy and bring independence to women’s groups in the region. Looking to improve rural development, provide nutrition and discover more sustainable food sources, the fruit of the natal plum is often used to make jam, sauces and desserts.

Symbolism

beware, stay out, handle with care

Uses

Garden Use
Natal plum’s most useful quality for gardeners is its sturdy, spiny, evergreen foliage and branches. This makes it a great choice for screening or hedges, where it looks dense and finely textured. Its flowers and fruits also provide visual interest. It is often planted alongside Vinca, Petunia, and Bottlebrush.



Characteristics

Plant Type
Tree

Lifespan
Perennial

Bloom Time
Spring

Plant Height
1.8 m to 4.5 m
Spread
90 cm
Flower Size
2.5 cm to 5 cm
Habitat
Sand dunes, edges of coastal forests
Flower Color
White
Leaf Color
Green
Fruit Color
RedPurpleGreen
Stem Color
Green

Conditions Requirement


Sunlight
Full sun

Care Guide


Water
Average water needs, watering when the top 3 cm of soil has dried out.

Fertilization
Fertilization once every 2-3 months during the growing season.

Pruning
Trim the diseased, withered leaves once a month.

Planting Time
Spring, autumn

Harvest Time
All year around

Propagation
Sowing, Cutting, Layering

Potting Suggestions
Needs excellent drainage in pots."

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