Surinam cherry is part of the Eugenia genus and its scientific name is Eugenia uniflora.
Foliage: containing citronella, cineole, terpenine, sesquiterpenes and others.
*Fruits:": Contain Vitamin C it has also calcium and phosphorus, iron, vitamin A, riboflavinine, niacine
Medicinal Uses:Decoctation of leaves for Colds
In the Eugenia family the Surinam Cherry is a great plant for hedges and is edible too.This variety typically blooms in the following colours: Antique white. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours: Candy apple red. It is a flowering edible fruit and is treated mainly as an evergreen, so it retains its leaves throughout the year. Surinam cherry is known for growing to a height of approximately 24.38 feet (that's 7.50 metres in metric) with a tree habit. This plant tends to bloom in mid spring, followed by first harvests in late spring.
Brazil is believed to be where Surinam cherry originates from.
This plant tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for Surinam cherry is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.
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Can be grown in potsPosition in a full sun / partial sun location and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 8 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Surinam cherry is thought of as tender, so it is imperative to wait until temperatures are mild before planting out of doors.
See our list of companion Plants for Surinam cherry to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.
Start from cuttings
Seeds cold intolerant, short period of viability
Makes good hedging
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Surinam cherry plants:
Pitanga, Brazilian cherry, Cayenne cherry, ñangapirí
Eugenia michelii, Plinia petiolata, Stenocalyx michelii, Eugenia oblongifolia, Luma dasyblasta