Carissa grandiflora 'Desert Star' (syn. Carissa macrocarpa 'Desert Star'), commonly known as "Desert Star", is a small, compact shrub with rounded, glossy, green leaves. The shrub is regularly adorned with attractive white, sweetly scented, star-shaped flowers. A drought tolerant and extremely hardy plant, needing little to no maintenance, makes it an ideal plant for your garden. It can stand alone, but is a superb low hedge when mass planted or when used as a mounding plant. This plant has small thorns so can be a bonus in areas of your garden where you wish to deter foot traffic.
- Full sun or part shade
- Will handle dry conditions
- Star shaped, white, perfumed flowers
- 1m tall
- 1m wide
- Great coastal plant
How far apart should I space my plants ?
Hedging plants - space at 700mm, otherwise, 1.2m apart.
Our plants are beautifully grown, mature tube stock with well developed roots. They are guaranteed sun-hardened, can be planted directly into the ground and are excellent performers for your garden.
We carefully package your plants into a customised box to ensure safe transport, healthy plants and delivery to your door.