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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
Family: Malpighiaceae
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, very tasty cherry-like 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.


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Malpighia Nana - Dwarf Barbados Cherry

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot
In stock
$37.95