Tuttlei Natal Plum (Carissa macrocarpa 'Tuttlei')


Tuttlei Natal Plum

Carissa macrocarpa 'Tuttlei'

Tuttlei Natal Plum features lush dark green leaves and white star-shaped, lightly aromatic flowers that looks right at home in any landscape! Here in Southern California we love to plant this South African native as formal hedge along house walls or bordering walkways. We also love to plant Carissa macrocarpa 'Tuttlei' in any firewise landscape, where it’s a good addition for use as an effective groundcover in a fire-resistant defensible space. These evergreen shrubs love to grow in our local climate, from the desert to the sea!

Drought tolerant once established, Tuttlei Natal Plum makes homeowners and landscapers extra happy because of their low maintenance features. They love to grow where there is full sun to partial shade exposures and will have low to moderate watering needs once they’ve been established. Feel free to let it grow naturally or create a tree form or hedge through pruning, these look good no matter how you let them grow. We recommend feeding with our Super Charged Moon Juice for optimal results!

Come visit our huge nursery today and we will be glad to help you with your landscaping goals. We can revamp any landscape and have professional landscape design services and a top-notch crew ready to do it all for you! Pick from our incredible selection of custom-grown trees and plants, including Tuttlei Natal Plum which we have been growing for over 20 years, from only our premium quality specimens!

  • Also known as Nana Compacta Tuttlei, Tuttle Natal Plum, Carrisa macrocarpa ‘Tuttle’
  • A good choice for coastal planting as they do well growing near the ocean
  • Can have a heavy production of flowers and fruit
  • The fleshy red fruit can be eaten fresh or used to make jellies (the fruit is the ONLY edible part of the plant)


Medium sized shrub great for hedges and near buildings.

White star-shaped flowers with light fragrance

Lush dark green leaves

Full to partial sun