Carissa Desert Star

The Desert star is a perfect bordering plant suited to rockeries and coastal gardens as it is very hardy. The plant is scattered with large white sweetly scented starry flowers followed by edible small red fruit.. As well as being perfect for pots and tubs little maintenance is needed.




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Scientific Name: Carissa macrocarpa Desert Star
Height: 2m
Width: 1m
Light Conditions: Full Sun
Watering Requirements: Low
Flowering: White fragrant star shaped, Spring Summer
Fruiting: Round/Oval Berries – Edible – Harvest March, April, May
Common Pests: Mites, scale, thrips and white flies
Common Disease: Bacterial, viral and fungal infections
PH tolerances: 6.6-7.3
Growth Rate: Slow, Moderate, Fast
Nutrients Requirements: Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur