Small evergreen tree to 5m,
grown for excellent fruit.
FEATURES: Leathery oval-pointed dark green foliage makes
an attractive backdrop for flowers. White flowers occur singly on stems
around 3-5cm long and develop into cherry-sized dark red fruit which
ripen to a glossy black and have 1-2 seeds. Highly ornamental tree.
CONDITIONS: From South Brazil. Suited to fertile free draining soils
in a sunny warm site. Good in sub/tropical climates. Frost hardy.
FOR BEST RESULTS: Enrich soil with good organic compost and a
thick mulch layer. Water by deep soaking in hot weather.
PLANTING IDEAS AND USES:
eat fruit fresh or cooked in jams, jellies, desserts, pies
candied or liqueured
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