Dwarf Barbados Cherry, closeup of small fruits - Mass Spectrum Botanicals
Dwarf Barbados Cherry (Malpighia punicifolia)Dwarf Barbados Cherry (Malpighia punicifolia)Dwarf Barbados Cherry (Malpighia punicifolia)Dwarf Barbados Cherry, closeup of small fruits – Mass Spectrum Botanicals

BARBADOS CHERRY (Malpighia punicifolia) Dwarf


More useful as a dense xeriscaping groundcover as although Dwarf Acerola does bear small fruits, there isn’t an awful lot to them. Locals buy them as chicken fodder shrubbery. Reaching perhaps 12″ in overall height, the odd branches twist and tend to come into contact with the surrounding earth where they readily root.

Plants are from mature cuttings. It is very clone hardy (for cuttings).
This is an very durable tropical plant that is well suited for xeriscaping and international shipping.

Ordering Option:
10+ Seeds | 3 Fresh Cuttings (in cocopeat) | 15 Fresh Cuttings (in cocopeat) | 1 Live Plant (2″ rootball/pot) | 1 Live Plant (3.5″ pot) | Shipping Upgrade: CHOICE | Shipping Upgrade: HEAT PACKS (2)


Product Description


Shipping Upgrades:
-CHOICE: Bigger box + choice select + less trimming = superior specimens normally not provided under the flat rate system. They usually raise the shipping price too much so they are sold off locally to make room.
We can ship out all year round, but that doesn’t mean we can ship to you. If you live in a FROZEN state and don’t want to wait until the thaw we can add heat packs. The parcel will also be wrapped / sealed  / taped more thoroughly than usual. For best results add on this upgrade for as many true tropical plants you order, or know that each upgrade unit will provide up to 2 heat packs to the parcel. If you only add 2 heat packs to a bigger order we can’t be held responsible if things die. A lot of stuff in the inventory can deal with being cold actually, but other stuff simply cannot. If you see this message then the order will be held until you thaw, unless you add heat packs (72 hour). Unless you have it shipped to your workplace (recommended), they might be labelled advising the USPS hold the parcel indoors at the Office for you to pick up (they may or may not actually do it).


Barbados Cherry Research Data Links:
Dave’s Garden – Eat The Weeds – Google ScholarPubMed.gov – USDA – Wikipedia

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Additional Information


10+ Seeds, 3 Fresh Cuttings (in cocopeat), 15 Fresh Cuttings (in cocopeat), 1 Live Plant (2″□ rootball/pot), 1 Live Plant (3.5″□ pot), Shipping Upgrade: CHOICE, Shipping Upgrade: HEAT PACKS (2)

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