Carissa Desert Star
Very attractive dark glossy evergreen foliage makes an appealing shrub year round. In warmer months - or year-round further north - the plant is scattered with large white starry flowers at the end of each branch. Good for pots and tubs, dry borders, rockeries. Little maintenance needed, very hardy.
The small red fruits produced are edible - avoid picking fruit that may have been sprayed.
Jeff - Brisbane QLD
Carissa 'Desert Star'DESCRIPTION: Attractive dense thick foliage, of rounded glossy deep green leaves; large white, sweetly scented, star-shaped flowers, followed by red fruits. From Mozambique. This plant has small thorns located on the tips of the leaves.
USE IN: Perfect bordering plant and is also suited to rockeries and front line coastal gardens as it is very hardy. Suitable for pots. Drought tolerant as the name suggests.
LOCATION: Plrefers a full sun position in free draining soil rich in organic matter. A potting mix rich with peat moss or humus is ideal.
CARE: Mulch and water well until the plant is established. Requires little maintenance. Fertilise with a slow release fertiliser yearly.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1-2m H x 1-2m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide
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