Moderately fast-growing mounding evergreen broadleaf shrub has small leaves on short, thornless branches. Grows 18-24 inches tall and wide. Likes sun or partial shade. Fragrant white star-shaped flowers and red plum-like fruit.
Water regularly but allow time for these shrubs to dry out a bit between waterings. Although carissa is considered drought-tolerant, getting water on a regular, well-timed basis will keep this shrub pretty and healthy. Fertilize 3 times a year – spring, summer, and autumn – with a top-quality granular fertilizer.