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Malpighia Emarginata, Barbados Cherry - Plant

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Acerola is an evergreen shrub or small tree with spreading branches on a short trunk. It is usually 2 to 3 m tall, but sometimes reaches 6 m in height.

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Description for Malpighia Emarginata, Barbados Cherry

Malpighia emarginata is a tropical fruit-bearing shrub or small tree in the family Malpighiaceae. Common names include acerola, Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry and wild crepe myrtle.

Common nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
Barbados cherry, West Indian cherry and wild crepe myrtlePinkJuly to September4 to 11 feetEasy to grow

Planting and care

plant care may require a bit of effort, but the results are well worth the work. Not all plants are fragrant, but the most common and hardy do produce a sweet, carrying fragrance. Common is a vine and has larger glossy green leaves than Royal. Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area.

SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
Full sunWell-drained soilMedium30 degrees FApply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Malpighia Emarginata

    plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance. The vines need to be trained early when they are young. You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections. Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.

Typical uses of Malpighia Emarginata

Special features: Good as a specimen shrub or in groups. Shrub borders or perennial borders. In the South where above ground winter hardiness is not a problem, this cultivar is also quite effective as a tall screen or informal hedge.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.

References

    http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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5 / 5 Kishor Kumar 30 August 2017
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