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Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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 Malpighia punicifolia Nana
Family: Malpighiaceae
Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira
Origin: West Indies, Central America
Can be used for bonsaiSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterPink flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEdibleSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Dwarf Barbados cherry deserves more praise. Without coaxing or pampering, this 3-4-foot native produces small pink and white flowers, attracting butterflies with the sweet nectar. The dainty blooms are followed by red, cherrylike fruit, a favorite among birds. The dense, glossy, dark-green foliage lingers in mild winters, making this small shrub useful as a hedge or a year-round accent in a border. It likes sun or part sun and is drought-tolerant once established. If you'd like a larger version, the standard Barbados cherry is 7 to 9 feet tall. Acerolas grow in marl, limestone, clay and other heavy soils as long as it drains well. Has the highest vitamin C content of any fruit. 1 Cherry = 2 times the RDA and is equal to 12 oranges. Used in jellies, jams, freezes without losing its vitamin C content. The plant is drought tolerant and easy to grow.Read more about this fruit tree.


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 Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia punicifolia Nana, Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Dwarf Pink Mound, Malphigia, Cerejeira

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Malpighia punicifolia - Dwarf Barbados-Cherry, Dwarf Acerola
This dwarf form of Acerola makes a wonderful low-growing shrub or beautiful bonsai tree with edible fruit. Profuse bloomer, it is also a nice ornamental.
Due to its shallow and smaller root system, Acerolas can be interplanted with other crops more closely than many trees. Acerolas grows in marl, limestone, clay and other heavy soils as long as it drains well. Has the highest vitamin C content of any fruit. 1 Cherry is equal to 12 oranges. Used in jellies, jams, freezes without losing its vitamin C content. The plant is drought tolerant and easy to grow.

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Grown in 6"/1 gal pot

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Malpighia punicifolia Nana - seeds

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Barbados-Cherry, Acerola, Malphigia, Cerejeira. Sparsely most of the year. Densely branched shrub with deep shiny green leaves. Flower to fruit in 21 days. Has the highest vitamin C content of any fruit. 1 Cherry = 2 times the RDA and is equal to 12 oranges.
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