Barbados Cherry

Malpighia punicifolia

The Barbados Cherry Tree is a unique variety with a tropical look that’s sure to liven any planting location you choose. Reaching a mature height of just 12 feet tall, the Barbados’ convenient size and hardy nature place it among the most adaptable cherry trees available. That makes it a great candidate for growing in a container just about anywhere. In fact, so diverse is the Barbados Cherry, it can even be cropped into a decorative and productive shrub. Accentuated by bright, thick, evergreen leaves and pink flowers that bloom year round, the real stars are the cherries themselves. Apple shaped with traditional cherry size, the fruit’s electric-red color glows as brightly as a cocktail cherry. These cherries have to be seen-and tasted–to be believed. Scores of Cherries, filled with Flavor and something even better… Not only are Barbados Cherries oozing with flavor, but pound for pound they contain the highest content of Vitamin C you’ll find in any cherry available.

Light Needs: Moderate sun.

Watering Needs: Needs regular watering – weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

Average Landscape Size: Grows 10-12 ft. in height and width.

Harvest: June- August.

Fruit: Red Cherries.

Poisonous: No.

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