4 Acerola “Barbados” Cherry Plants
4 Acerola “Barbados” Cherry Plants
**4 Acerola “Barbados” Cherry Plants**
Barbados Cherry Malpighia glabra Fruit Plant Acerola Wild Crapemyrtle
The Barbados Cherry Tree is a prime pick for your landscape and comes packed with benefits. It ticks all the boxes of a bold, bright botanical:
• Attractive, ornamental, tropical fruit tree
• High quantities of juicy, flame-red colored cherries
• Healthy variety known for high content of vitamin C
• Highly adaptive and easy to grow in containers
Finally, a Cherry Tree you can plant anywhere. 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, the Barbados' convenient size and hardiness place it among the most adaptable cherry trees available. It's totally diverse, perfect for placing in a container or cropping into a decorative, productive shrub.
Accentuated by bright, thick, evergreen leaves and pink flowers that bloom year-round, the real stars are the cherries themselves. Apple-shaped but in a traditional cherry size, the fruit's electric-red color glows as brightly as a cocktail cherry. These tasty cherries are one-of-a-kind. Even better? The Barbados Cherry Tree fruits in late March or early April and continues to produce through August, with some fruit lasting all year. The tree will fruit within 1-2 years, even when it's in a container, and will grow in full to partial sun. Versatility is synonymous with this must-have tree. Scores of cherries, filled with delectable flavor.
Health Benefits of Barbados Tree
Not only are Barbados Cherries oozing with flavor, but pound for pound, they also contain the highest content of vitamin C you'll find in any cherry available - even higher than citrus and guava fruit. Don't take our word for it. The University of Puerto Rico's School of Medicine actually studied the Barbados Cherry for its ability to help fight colds and discovered the healing properties within its high content of ascorbic acid. Aside from the health benefits imparted by this amazing little fruit, your Barbados Cherry Tree will give you an abundance of high-quality, juicy cherry bites.
The Barbados cherry (Malpighia glabra) is a perennial shrub also known as acerola, Manzanita, wild crepe myrtle and several other common names. It reaches a height of around 8 feet, depending on conditions, and is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 8 and 9. Its pink blossoms develop into red fruit called acerola cherries that are edible and high in vitamin C. The Barbados cherry's blossoms attract butterflies, and its fruit attracts birds and other animals. It grows best in partial shade and well-draining soil. The Barbados cherry roots readily from stem cuttings or by air layering.
All plants will be shipped on Monday and Tuesday. Your plant will be shipped with the roots wrapped in damp paper towels and with plastic and ready to plant upon arrival. The plant will be between 2” to 5” in height with well-developed roots.
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