Botanical Name: Carissa macrocarpa 'Ruby Point' Add
Common Name: Ruby Point Natal Plum  
Plant photo of: Carissa macrocarpa 'Ruby Point'
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Ground cover


Height Range



Flower Color



Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Green, Red, Variegated


Bark Color



Fruit Color

Purple, Red


Fruit Season

Winter, Spring, Summer


Full, Half



Low, Medium, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate

Moderate, Slow


Soil Type

Sandy, Loam, Unparticular


Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Well-drained


Soil pH



Adverse Factors


Design Styles

Formal, Mediterranean, Tropical


Accenting Features

Fragrance, Showy Flowers


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Entry, Shrub Border, Foundation, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Filler, Hedge, Mass Planting, Fire Resistant, Small Spaces


Attracts Wildlife


Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: GardenSoft
  • Description

  • Notes

Ruby Point Natal Plum is a spreading, low-growing sub-shrub will grow about 1'-3' tall and has small, glossy greena and red leaves with delicate white flowers in spring and summer. The fleshy red fruit can be eaten fresh or used in jellies.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.