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Brush Cherry

Syzygium paniculatum

a.k.a. Scrub Cherry, Magenta Cherry

Cherry sized fruit with crispy flesh surrounding a pea sized seed. The pink, red and sometimes purple fruits are particularly pretty when ripening.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Brush Cherry. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in October 2012.

Description

The brush cherry is found usually as a short or medium sized tree up to 30ft tall, and sometimes as shrub or bush. In some parts of the world, brush cherries are used as hedges. Produces very pretty, showy flowers during Spring and Summer, followed by fruit ripening 2-3 months later. Will grow in both sun and part shade.

Hardiness

Hardy to 25F.

Growing Environment

The tree prefers moderate moisture year round, with a subtropical climate. Grow in full sun.

Propagation

Almost exclusively by seeds.

Uses

Eaten fresh, although the flesh has little taste. Occasionally used to make preserves.

Native Range

Native to temperate and tropical rain forests of Australia's east coast.

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