A small rainforest shrub with light brown to copper colored, flaky bark that accents light green leaves. Small, unimpressive, greenish white blooms are fragrant and bloom from April to May. They are followed by pink to dark red, juicy fruits that grow to about an inch in diameter. Fruit is traditionally used to make juice or marmalade.
The tree is truly a tropical and will not tolerate any freezing temperatures. Grow as a container - houseplant or deck plant in regions where there is cold. Perfect for plant collectors and those who desire the unusual.
Ornamental Standard-annual or Tropical Houseplant
Zone 9 for outdoors