Carissa Boxwood Beauty (Carissa macrocarpa 'Boxwood Beauty')

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Growing Zone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Carissa Boxwood Beauty (Carissa macrocarpa 'Boxwood Beauty')
Mature Height 2-3 feet
Mature Width 2-3 feet
Spacing 2-3 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 30-80°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Once a week)
Growth Rate 6-12 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors No
Flowering Time Late winter to early spring
Origin South Africa

With its compact, boxwood-like foliage and fragrant starry flowers, Carissa Boxwood Beauty (Carissa macrocarpa 'Boxwood Beauty') makes a lovely ornamental accent shrub for warm climates. Its versatility also suits it for container gardening.

How to Grow

Grow in full sun for best results. Keep soil consistently moist but not saturated. Prune as needed after flowering to maintain shape. Fertilize 2-3 times per year during the growing season.

Care Tips

Water 1-2 times per week, allowing the top few inches of soil to dry out between waterings. Mist leaves occasionally. Bring containers indoors if temps fall below 40°F.


Carissa Boxwood Beauty shines as a low hedge, border plant, or accent shrub in tropical gardens. Its compact size also suits it well for containers and entryway plantings.

Planting Tips

Space plants 2-3 feet apart in well-draining soil. Dig a hole twice the container width and backfill with soil. Water thoroughly after planting. Use quality potting mix for containers.


Prune as needed after flowering to maintain shape. Fertilize 2-3 times during the growing season. Repot container plants every 2-3 years in early spring.

Pests & Diseases

Watch for scales, spider mites, and mealybugs. Improve air flow. Treat pests with horticultural oils or insecticidal soap sprays. Avoid wet foliage to prevent disease.



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