Carpobrotus edulis

A spreading succulent ground cover with masses of pale yellow or pink flowers.
FLOWER COLOUR:  
MAXIMUM SIZE (H) x (W): 0.2m x 0.7m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

A magnificent and carefree trailing succulent plant with fleshy, light green leaves that are triangular in cross section.  It bears masses of yellow flowers with numerous radiating petals.   The fruits are fragrant and edible.

This is a popular landscaping plant used on embankments, retaining walls and for stabilising dunes.

In Bontebok National Park (Western Cape) it is used as a firebreak.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts numerous insects.

NATURAL HABITAT & DISTRIBUTION:
Coastal and inland slopes around the Northern and Western Cape.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water sparingly.

GARDEN THEMES:
Succulent

LANDSCAPING USES:
A magnificent plant to use for covering large expanses of sloped ground. It is stunning when used on retaining walls as it trails and cascades freely and softens the concrete structures.

FLOWERS:
Large yellow flowers with numerous radiating petals are produced. They turn pink on fading.
FOLIAGE:
FULL GALLERY:
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