The Brazilian Cherry bears edible red cherry like fruit. Useful as a screening plant it can be hedged to size, or allowed to grow into a small tree which will slowly reach its natural height of around 7 meters.
The leaves bring colour with the seasons as they change to red during winter, and glossy vibrant green during the summer rainy season.
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Availability date: 24/02/2013
OTHER COMMON NAMES
Pitanga, Surinam Cherry, Cayenne Cherry
Native to tropical South America
Suitable as a screening plant either hedged or left in natural form. As with all syzigiums the new leaf growth is colourful and turns a glossy evergreen as the leaf ages.
Fruit grows quickly from Spring flowers, ripening and ready for harvest in late Spring / early Summer.
|Size||Big shrub/small tree (3-7m)|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
|Sun Exposure||Partial sun|