10 Natal Plum (Carissa Grandiflora) Seeds | Edible Fruit Bush Shrub
Natal Plum Seeds | Edible Fruit Bush Shrub (Carissa Grandiflora)
These shrubs are so very versatile. They feature a fast growth rate, can be used in hedging (plant in rows to make a collection of hedging bushes), or can be grown indoors in a pot. If planting for hedging, space plants 2 ft apart.
Grow Zones: 9,10,11 Other Names: Carissa macrocarpa, Common Carissa, Natal Plum, Large num, Mutton Goola, Boxwood Beauty
While most people do clip the branches for hedge use, Carissa can grow up to 20 ft tall.
The natal plum is a very drought-tolerant tropical shrub. The glossy evergreen leaves have an exotic appeal, with a lustrous leathery look and unique shaping. Carissa produces charming starry white flowers and follows with delicious edible plum-like fruits that are around 4 inches in diameter.
This "Boxwood Beauty" is an all-around awesome fruit shrub to grow. Grow your own from fresh seed today!
Germination Procedure: Germinates in medium temperatures (between 68-78 degrees). Likewise, it is best to start the seeds indoors. Gently press seeds into a sandy mix. Only lightly cover the seeds. Keep seeds and sand moist throughout the germination phase (1-4 mos.)