West Indian cherry
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 15 ft
Flower Color: white
Fruit Color: purple,brown,black
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting foliage
Recommended Uses: Specimen tree, edge plant, or part of a clump of trees.
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, lime rock
Pollinated by bees. Birds, squirrels and other animals eat the fruit.
Native Habitats: Tropical rockland hammock, pine rockland.
Distribution and Planting Zones
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Ethnobotany: Fruits are not edible.