The Surinam cherry tree is an exotic fruit tree .
    • Fruits of the Surinam cherry tree, Pitanga, an exotic fruit tree
    • Flowers of the Eugenia uniflora, Pitanga, a tropical fruit tree from Brasil
    • The Surinam cherry tree is an exotic fruit tree .
    • Pitanga, Eugenia uniflora, flowers
    • Surinam cherry tree, Eugenia uniflora, fruits.
    • The bark of an Eugenia uniflora
    • A pitanga, Eugenia uniflora, fruit
    • young red leaves of the Eugenia uniflora

    Surinam cherry tree

    €16.00
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    Eugenia uniflora

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    Fast and safe delivery throughout Europe
    Fast and safe delivery throughout Europe
    48 to 72 hours delivery
    100 % grown in France
    100 % grown in France
    All our plants are grown from seeds in the Loire valley.
    100% natural
    100% natural
    No chemical fertilizer or add on Plants’ growth cycle is respected Non-grafted, non-hybridized
    Seedlings
    Seedlings
    We sell our plants young, so that they are both adaptable and affordable
    Customized packaging
    Customized packaging
    All our boxes were designed especially for Rayon de Serre. 100% recycled and recyclable.
    100% secure payment
    100% secure payment
    Payment in 3x or 4x with Alma from 90€

    Caractéristiques de la plante

    • Eugenia uniflora : Surinam cherry tree
    • Family: Myrtaceae
    • Origin : Brasil
    • Height in its natural environment : 15 m
    • Hardiness : -4°C
    • Colour of the flower : white

    Les plants de Rayon de Serre

    Taille des plantes Rayon de Serre Height : about 5 to 20 cm (depending on seasons)


    croissance de la plante Fast grower

    Descriptif de la plante

    Le mot de Rayon de Serre

    Cousin of the Brazilian cherry tree (Eugenia brasiliensis), a fantastic exotic fruit tree to discover!
    First of all, this Surinam cherry tree is a very beautiful tree with a magnificent light grey bark that peels off in patches in mature trees, thus revealing a palette of different greys. Its bark is rich in tannins and can be used for tanning skins.
    Its young leaves are born red, thus protecting themselves from too much sunlight by absorbing UV rays. This beautiful red is probably also used to attract pollinators.
    Then comes its fruit, as decorative as it is succulent! Ribbed in 8 grooves, it goes from green to orange to finish its maturity in a magnificent bright red that can turn purple. And what a delight! Rich in vitamin C, it can be eaten raw, sprinkled with sugar like strawberries, or cooked in jams, or macerated in rum. Its flavor is sweet and sour, both tangy and spicy. In Brazil, its juice is fermented into a highly sought after drink.
    Our Surinam cherry tree can find its place in your home in many locations: in your orchard, pruned in a bed or hedge, in pots in your patios or on your balconies and terraces.
    So, no hesitation!
    Also known as : Pitanga, Cayenne cherry tree, Cerisier carré

    Conseils de culture

    Conseil de Culture Rayon de Serre

    Rempoter ?
    Arroser ?
    Apport d'éléments nutritifs ?
    Plante d'intérieur ou plante d'extérieur ?
    Que faire en cas de maladie ?
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    Growing tips

    Repotting

    Repotting

    When you receive your plant, repot it in a pot slightly larger than the bucket, which must be well pierced. Avoid pot covers which prevent residual water from draining away and encourage fungal diseases. Choose a fine potting soil, ideally with added perlite or sand to lighten the substrate (do not use garden soil or acidic soil such as heather). Then plan two repottings per year (spring and autumn), gradually increasing the size of the pot and adapting it to the size of the root network (the roots must have room, but not too much as the plant must be able to dry out its substrate between waterings). This avoids having to add fertilizer, which always risks burning the fragile roots of the plants and making the plant wither as soon as the fertilizer is stopped.

    Watering

    Watering

    Moderate watering: watering should be copious (the whole root ball should be wet), but wait until the substrate has dried deeply before watering again (you can stick your finger in the soil: as long as you feel moisture, do not water). Your plant will recover better from a lack of water than from an excess of water. Always water at the base of the plant, and do not mist it, because stagnant water in the armpit of the leaves favors cryptogamic diseases. If your atmosphere is too dry, put bowls of water nearby (above radiators for example), so that evaporation humidifies the air.

    For an indoor planting

    For an indoor planting

    Your plant must be taken out in summer, a full sun is perfectly convenient for it. It must be brought in a cold room in winter, that is to say a room free of frost but not heated. It fears excessive humidity when temperatures are low, so drastically reduce watering. Be careful: do not take it out and bring it back in all the time, it must be taken out in good weather, then brought back in when the cold weather arrives, because plants adapt their foliage to their environment, which should not constantly change. It often happens that plants lose their foliage when they are taken out and/or brought in, don't worry, your plant will adapt and will emit its new foliage accordingly.

    For an outdoor planting

    For an outdoor planting

    If your climate allows it, you will be able to plant your plant in full ground, a full sun is recommended. We advise you however to cultivate it in pot the first year and to make it spend the first winter in the heat, in order to strengthen it well. Plant it between the end of the risk of frost (generally at the beginning of May) and the end of August, in a soil which must be light and draining; do not hesitate to add sand and fine potting soil if necessary. Be careful with the minimum temperatures indicated: they are given for a mature plant, and you have to take into account the wind which accentuates the cold felt, as well as the water retention capacity of your soil, which can rot the roots if it is not sufficiently draining. So take a little safety margin!

    Pruning

    Pruning

    This plant is very easy to prune, which will make it branch out.

    Fertilizer

    Fertilizer

    Our plants are grown naturally, without chemical fertilizers, so we advise you to repot them regularly (twice a year) rather than adding fertilizer.

    In case of pest attack

    In case of pest attack

    If your plants are under attack by aphids or other pests, the best way to control them is by hand. Change their soil, remove as many undesirables as possible by hand and then shower your plants with a strong stream of water to eliminate any eggs that may be present. Spray them (insist on the underside of the leaves) with liquid black soap diluted in water. Repeat the operation several times at a few days interval. Take them outside in good weather, rain, sun and wind will kill most of the aggressors!

    Rayon de Serre's word

    Rayon de Serre's word

    When mature an Eugenia uniflora can produce more than 10 kgs of fruits

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