Botanical Name: Malpighia glabra Mariquita
 Common Name: Barbados Cherry
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub

 

Height Range

3-6', 6-12'

 

Flower Color

Pink

 

Flower Season

Spring, Summer

 

Leaf Color

Green, Light Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

Red

 

Fruit Season

Spring, Summer, Fall

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Low

 

Growth Rate

Slow

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam

 

Soil Condition

Average, Rich, Poor

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Spanish, Tropical

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Silhouette, Unusual Foliage

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer

 

Location Uses

Patio, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container, Hedge, Screen, Mass Planting

 

Attracts Wildlife

Birds

Information by: Mary Irish

Photographer: Mountain States Nursery

  • Description

  • Notes

Medium sized shrub grows to about 5' tall. Flowers are soft pink from late spring to frost followed by rich red berries relished by birds. It is evergreen if there are no freezing temps. Native from south Texas south into Mexico. It takes shearing well and in colder climes, can be a great pot specimen.
Frost tolerant to 25 F.