Barbados Cherry (Malpighia emarginata)

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 15 feet, possibly 20 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 15 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: 1/2 to 1 inch bright red drupes, each containing 3 triangular seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

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