In addition to the beautiful foliage and the wonderfully fragrant, bright white flowers of the Natal plum also forms 4 -5 cm large edible fruits. The fruits can be either round or slightly elliptical. In the South African homeland, the plant is even cultivated for its delicious fruits. Meanwhile, there are fields in California on which low-growing varieties are grown. The leaves are slightly rounded and very firm, almost waxy or leathery. In the south, this shrub, which can be pulled just as well as a hedge is a pure ornamental plant, which is so popular for the flowers. As a container plant the wax tree pleases a bright but sheltered from midday sun.