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Malpighia glabra

Barbados Cherry

Malpighia

Comments

A shrub or semi-deciduous small tree, with an upright habit and dark green foliage; panicles of pink crapemyrtle-like flowers are followed by red fruits with a very sour taste; requires wind protection; great for the back of borders

Description

A shrub or semi-deciduous small tree, with an upright habit and dark green foliage; panicles of pink crapemyrtle-like flowers are followed by red fruits with a very sour taste; requires wind protection; great for the back of borders

Landscape Attributes

Planting & Growing

Barbados Cherry will grow to be about 18 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to average

Cold Hardy to Zone:

10a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

18 feet

15 feet

sandy

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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