Carissa is a compact evergreen shrub with dark glossy green leaves. It produces white scented star shaped flowers throughout the warmer months of the year.
Desert star only grows to approximately 1m high, so is ideal as a low hedge. It can also be grown in pots.
Prefers a full sun to part shade position and will tolerate coastal conditions.
Fertilise at the start of spring and summer and tip prune to shape.