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Thorny bush with 5 petal white flowers and red fruit

Posted by thesarge Zone 10, SoCal (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 31, 08 at 15:48

OK, I am having some trouble identifying this plant. Even my Tree Surgeon next door neighbor doesn't know what it is.

It has long thorns (1-1.5"), fine while 5-petal flowers and red fruit (maturing from green to red).

What is it? It is growing like a shrub outside our house, but isn't necessarily a "shrub", as it hasn't been pruned in the two years we have lived here.

Here are a couple of shots of it:





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RE: Thorny bush with 5 petal white flowers and red fruit

natal plum, Carissa macrocarpa.

-ming


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RE: Thorny bush with 5 petal white flowers and red fruit

That's exactly it - thanks very much! Glad to know, finally, I can eat the fruit!


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