General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: 6-30 feet
Plant Spread: 10-20 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Other: Dense clusters of 3/4 inch to 1 inch creamy-white to pale yellowish-green, globose waxy drupes surrounding a hard center stone.
Fruiting Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: Depending on climate, tree may produce fruit off and on throughout the year.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Other: Off and on year round.
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees

Common names
  • Star Gooseberry
  • Tahitian Gooseberry Tree
  • Grosella
  • Otaheite Gooseberry
  • Malay Gooseberry

Photo Gallery
Location: Sumatera Indonesia
Date: 2017-11-12
ripe fruits
Location: Sumatera Indonesia
Date: 2017-11-12
immature fruits

credit: Abhishek Jacob
Location: Karnataka, India
credit: L. Shyamal

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