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Carissamacrocarpa ( Nate’s plum shrub)

anybody planted or grown this sweet smelling shrub either ground cover varieties or in pots or for hedges ( hear it likes sunny dry ground) rich nature


  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    Don’t know about your shrub but I do know about the book. 84....
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Hope you enjoyed it or maybe even the film lynn, now gone but never forgotten thanx rich nature
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,709
    Carissa macrocarpa.......commonly known as the Natal plum.
    Super shrub.
    However it is native of South Africa.
    I have only seen it in very hot tropical countries.
    Not sure that it would flower here or be hardy

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • True I’m in the canaries at the moment and it’s out in abundance ( orange blossom smell) I’ll try it
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,709 did not give us any clues as to where you live.
    Might be helpful to add that either permanently or each time you post.
    Climate/growing conditions in Canaries very different from UK.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Ok silver surfer will do, but hoping to grow it in the U.K. when I pop over richnature
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,709
    • Adult plants are cold tolerant to -5°C (young plants require more heat).
    Keep us posted with how it does in UK.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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