Malpighia glabra

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M Farooq
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Malpighia glabra

Post by M Farooq » October 10th, 2013, 8:17 am

Botanical Name Malpighia glabra
Family Malpighiaceae
Genus Malpighia
Specie glabra
Common Name Acerola, Barbados Cherry, Wild Crapemyrtle
Life Cycle perennial
Fragrant or Not yes sweet almond fragrance
Category(Bush/Vine/Tree) bush,small tree
Height 6 to 8feet
Spacing 10 to 15 feet
Flowering Months late summer,early fall.
Flower Color pink
Growing Areas All hot areas of pakistan
Frost Tender yes
Exposure Sun to Partial Shade
Soil pH tolerant
Propagation From semi-hardwood cuttings
Uses Blooms ornamental, Fruits ornamental, Attractive, Hedges, Accent tree or shrub, Patio pot plant, Ground cover, Mass planting
Other Details This open, upright, evergreen shrub grows at a slow pace to 12 feet tall and wide, making it well-suited as a foundation planting for larger buildings or used in the rear of the shrubbery border. Trained to numerous multitrunks, it can be used as a small accent tree just as Japanese ligustrum is used. The multitrunks rise sinuously up through the crown creating a sculptured specimen well-suited for placing near a patio, deck or entry way to attract attention. It looks great lighted at night from below the tree.
Growing in full sun or partial shade, Barbados cherry needs fertile, nematode-free soil and is not salt-tolerant.
Plant 5 to 6 feet apart for a mass planting or to develop a tall, thick screen.
Propagation is by layering or cuttings.
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Re: Malpighia glabra

Post by Hamad Ahmed Kisana » October 14th, 2013, 8:31 pm

fragrance of this common and wild plant is very sweet like almond.a must grow shrub for fragrance in fall.

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