The Serissa is an evergreen shrub. It is also known as the Tree of a Thousand Stars due to the number of tiny white flowers that blossom during the summer season.
Ideally in a Mediterranean climate, outside in the sunshine.
In colder climates always protect from very low temperatures and avoid freezing.
Watering should be moderate. Excess watering can cause yellowing and dropping of leaves.
Spring and Autumn.
Every 2 years in spring.
100% Akadama or mixed with 20% of volcanic clay.
Pruning and pinching
This can be done throughout the year. The Serissa responds well to radical pruning and will bud back even in old wood. Eliminate unwanted suckers growing from the base of the trunk. Once the tree has grown four pairs of leaves remove two of the pairs using tweezers.
When a shoot has grown more than 4 pairs of leaves, cut down to 2 pairs.
When you prune the tree a nauseous smell is emitted, especially from the roots, giving the name of phoetida, fetid.