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Surinam Cherry

Surinam Cherry

NOTE: Due to extreme heat during Summer months, we DO NOT ship plant outside of California during Summer. If you are outside of CA and place an order, we will hold your entire order until temperatures decline.
This plant IS available for shipping ONLY in 3 inch pot and Large Tree Pot sizes.

Regular price $52.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $52.00 USD
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3 inch Pot - 8 to 12" tall plant in 6" diameter x 7" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

1 gallon Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Small Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Large Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 12" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

3 gallon Pot - 18 to 36" tall plant in 10" diameter x 8" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

5 gallon Pot - 30" to 60" tall plant in 11" diameter x 10" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

15 gallon Pot - 60" to 75" tall plant in 17" diameter x 15" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

One of our favorite backyard fruits for California!  Surinam Cherry is a stunning tree, with glossy green foliage and red new growth tips that produces of the most delicious and unique tasting fruits we've had.

The jewel like Surinam cherries have a sweet, fragrant, and almost spiced flavor that is unlike anything else you've had. The tree is a small to medium-sized evergreen tree that is native to South America. This tree is prized for its ornamental value, as well as its delicious and nutritious fruit.

The Surinam cherry tree can grow up to 20 feet tall and has glossy, dark green leaves that are 2 to 6 inches long. The tree produces small, fragrant white flowers that bloom in the spring and summer, which are followed by small, bright red to black fruit that resembles a cherry. The fruit is juicy and sweet, with a slightly tart flavor, and is rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants.

In addition to its ornamental and culinary value, the Surinam cherry tree is also used in traditional medicine to treat a variety of ailments, including fever, coughs, and diarrhea. The tree is also known to attract birds and other wildlife, making it a great addition to any backyard or garden.


Botanic Name: Eugenia uniflora
Common Names: Surinam Cherry, Pitanga,

Lifespan: Perennial
Hardiness Zone: 9b to 11
Fruiting Season: Early Summer and Fall
Growth Structure: 6 to 10 ft bushy tree

Fertility Preference:
Water Preference: ★ ★
Sun & Light Preference:

Years to Fruit: 4-5 years
Fruiting Season: Early Summer and Fall
Pruning Season: Spring
Edible? Yes
Native to: Surinam
Recommended Size for Container Growing: 15 gallon

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