Carissa grandiflora "Green Carpet"

Carissa grandiflora “Green Carpet” is a low-growing evergreen shrub that is commonly used as a groundcover in landscaping. It is native to South Africa but is widely cultivated in many parts of the world due to its hardiness and attractive appearance.

The plant has dense, glossy green foliage that grows to a height of around 12 inches, forming a dense carpet-like mat that is ideal for covering large areas. The leaves are oval-shaped and have a waxy texture that helps to protect them from heat and moisture loss. The plant also produces small, star-shaped white flowers that have a sweet fragrance, which adds to its ornamental value.

Carissa grandiflora “Green Carpet” is relatively easy to grow and requires minimal maintenance. It thrives in full sun to partial shade and prefers well-draining soil that is kept moderately moist. It is also drought-tolerant and can withstand high temperatures and humidity.

In addition to its ornamental value, Carissa grandiflora “Green Carpet” has some medicinal properties. The plant contains a compound called carissin, which has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. It is also used in traditional medicine to treat a range of ailments, including fever, malaria, and stomach issues.

Overall, Carissa grandiflora “Green Carpet” is an attractive and low-maintenance groundcover that is well-suited to a range of growing conditions. Its dense foliage, sweet fragrance, and medicinal properties make it a popular choice for landscaping and medicinal purposes.

Mature Size / Spread / Form  

1m / Spreading

Foliage Color

Dark green / White, cream, pink, red

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