Carissa macrocarpa – Plant


Indigenous to South Africa, organically grown, and locally sourced from ethical growers committed to sustainable, Nature-friendly cultivation.

Common names: Natal plum, big num-num (English); amatungulu (Zulu); groot noem-noem (Afrikaans).

Botanical name: Carissa macrocarpa

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

Carissa macrocarpa, also known as Natal plum or amatungulu, is a popular fast-growing, ornamental shrub. This plant, native to coastal areas, is wind-resistant and can be grown as a dense hedge in full sun to semi-shade. It produces edible, vitamin C-rich red fruits and attracts birds and butterflies to the garden. The shrub is well-suited for coastal bush, coastal forests, and sand dunes, making it a valuable addition to coastal gardens. It is frost-tender but can survive in protected spots. Carissa macrocarpa is a low-maintenance plant that can be grown from seed or cuttings.


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