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Brunfelsia to Centratherum
Climbing Num-num (Syn.: Carissa edulis var. tomentosa, Carrisa tomentosa)
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This is a fast-growing, thorny, scrambling shrub with tomentose (fuzzy) foliage and masses of sweetly intense fragrant pinkish white, star-shaped flowers, which are followed by small round dark purple berries. Fruit is edible, but only when fully ripe. Left unpruned, it will scramble up through adjacent trees to 40 feet high forming a dense canopy overhead. However, it can be regularly pruned into a shrub or espalier. Because of its 1 inch woody thorns, it can be grown as an effective impenetrable hedge for protection. Very drought resistant in sun or part shade. This is a tough plant with hardiness around 28F. Native to much of Africa and Southeast Asia. USDA zones 9-12.
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