|Botanical Name||Malpighia glabra|
|Common Name||Acerola, Barbados Cherry, Wild Crapemyrtle|
|Fragrant or Not||yes sweet almond fragrance|
|Height||6 to 8feet|
|Spacing||10 to 15 feet|
|Flowering Months||late summer,early fall.|
|Growing Areas||All hot areas of pakistan|
|Exposure||Sun to Partial Shade|
|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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