Though somewhat common in its native range, the Beach Cherry is little know elsewhere in the world. Bears 1", red, shiny fruits that are occasionally tinged with orange. Fruits have a sweet flavor.
A short, shrubby tree growing to 4-12 feet. Similar to the Surinam Cherry, flowering during warm seasons in profuse. The red fruits are popular with birds and wildlife. The species naturally occurs in a variety of environments and is likely not too picky about soil requirements.
Fruits can be eaten fresh, but the tree also makes an excellent ornamental, both for its foliage as well as its colorful and profuse blooms and fruits.
Native to Brazil.