Malpighia coccigera round ball
|Polybag size / Pot size
|Pot: 12'' 17.6L or Pot: 14'' 28L
|2'6'' or 3'
|Plants Usage in Landscape
|Landscape uses Hedge & Screen
Malpighia coccigera, commonly known as the Dwarf Barbados Cherry, is a versatile evergreen shrub with the unique ability to be shaped into a delightful round form. Its natural growth habit is more open, but through skilled cultivation, it can be sculpted into a compact, spherical shape, making it an eye-catching and ornamental addition to gardens.
Thrives in full sun to partial shade. Adequate sunlight ensures optimal growth and fruit production.
Requires regular watering to maintain soil moisture. Avoid waterlogged conditions.
Adaptable to various soil types but prefers well-draining, slightly acidic to neutral soil.
Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the growing season to promote healthy foliage and fruiting.
Suited for warm climates. Protect from frost, as the plant is not frost-tolerant.
Commonly propagated through seeds or cuttings. Propagation is relatively straightforward.
Pest and Diseases:
Resistant to many pests and diseases. Monitor for aphids or scale insects. Treat with insecticidal soap if needed.
Preventive measures include regular inspection for pests. In case of infestation, treat with appropriate insecticides or insecticidal soap.
Similar Looking Plants:
Eugenia uniflora (Surinam Cherry)
Mix Planting Recommendations:
- Combine with other compact shrubs like Boxwood or Loropetalum for a well-rounded and visually appealing landscape.
Ideal for hedges, borders, or as a standalone ornamental shrub, the Dwarf Barbados Cherry adds a touch of elegance to garden designs.