Australian Beach Cherry
Australian Beach Cherry (Eugenia reinwardtiana)
Nearly-ever fruiting plants - best addition for any gardener's potted collection. The bright shiny red fruits are pleasing to look and deliciously juicy.
Although a slow grower, once a young plant reaches 12” in height, it will start bearing fruit. Tolerant to dry conditions both in the soil and the air, this member of the myrtle family takes well to pruning and is often used as a hedge in Australia. It can be kept at 2-3’ indefinitely and will still produce an abundance of sweet cherries. Native to the Northeast tropical areas of Australia, it is often found growing on beachfronts, hence its name Australian Beach Cherry.