Carissa grandiflora ‘Horizontalis’ – Natal Plum (4″ pot)


This tropical plant produces very fragrant white flowers that smell like Jasmine. This plant also bears red edible plums. This plant can be trained as a Bonsai tree or kept small in containers.

Ships in 4″ plastic nursery pot. Does not come with flowers, but is mature to bloom.

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Carissas are tropical plants that like full to partial sun. It has pretty jasmine-like white flowers with a strong pleasant smell despite the size of the flowers and plant. You can see these flowers on and off through out the year. Carissas also bare red plums that you can eat right off the bush or can make into jams and jellies. Can be grown as a nice fragrant container plant and is also a great bonsai subject. I recommend this Natal plum species because it is the strongest clone that we grow and also is a fast grower. It differs because it has lighter leaves and grows more leggy. Horizontalis also gets bigger than ‘Tomlinson.’

FAMILY : Apocynaceae
ORIGIN : Tropical Africa
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : full sun to partial sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average to low
MIN. TEMP. : low 30’s
FLOWER : on and off through out the year

All photos were taken of Bonsai trees in our personal collection. The plants for sale are young plants in plastic nursery pots. They are not styled for Bonsai. We do not sell finished Bonsai trees.

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 7 × 9 × 19 in
Gardino Nursery