Cherry sized fruit with crispy flesh surrounding a pea sized seed. The pink, red and sometimes purple fruits are particularly pretty when ripening.
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.
Hardy to 25F.
The tree prefers moderate moisture year round, with a subtropical climate. Grow in full sun.
Almost exclusively by seeds.
Eaten fresh, although the flesh has little taste. Occasionally used to make preserves.
Native to temperate and tropical rain forests of Australia's east coast.