Eugenia uniflora/Surinam Cherry
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Close-up view of foliage and a few fruit
A single ripe cherry
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9, 10, 11
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10 - 15 feet
Well drained, Moist
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This cherry is native of Southern Brazil and Guyana. It is a common hedge plant throughout the central and southern parts of Florida and the Florida Keys. The fruit is edible. Fragrant white flowers mature into bright red fruit. The fruit can be quite sweet or sour, depending on the level of ripeness. Darker reds to nearly black are quite sweet. In some tropical climates this small tree to large shrub is listed as invasive, as in Bermuda.
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