Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors(hardy down to 30℉) 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 10-12 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 10-15 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- March - August
- Botanical Name:
- Malpighia glabra
- Does Not Ship To:
- AZ, CA, ID, WA
Easy to Grow Anywhere, Patio or Outdoors
Why Barbados Cherry Trees?
Imagine high quantities of juicy cherries anywhere in your landscape. With the Barbados Cherry Tree, it’s possible since this variety can grow in a container on your patio or in your garden.
And this variety is known for being particularly healthy, so vitamin C is just another great benefit among many. Reaching a mature height of just 12 feet, the Barbados' convenient size and hardiness place it among the most adaptable cherry trees available. It's totally diverse, perfect for placing in a container or cropping into a decorative, productive shrub.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Whether it's grown in the ground among other fruit trees in your garden or in a container on the patio, the Barbados Cherry Tree will provide tons of delicious cherries each growing season and in just one or two years. It’s fast, low-maintenance and versatile because we’ve planted, monitored and shipped it to your door with absolute care, so you get a high-quality tree that’s consistent year after year.
So, we’ve done the hard work, and you’ll reap the delectable rewards. Fresh, home-grown cherries that shine, whether they’re plucked and eaten straight from the tree or used in freshly squeezed juice, jellies, jams or home-baked pies. Order your Barbados Cherry Tree today!
Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry Tree Pollination
Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Barbados 'Acerola' Cherry Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
I received this tree in January. It looked dead but I assume it's dormant? It looked the roughest out of all the trees I ordered. Will update if it comes back to life in the spring.
I got my tree and it was very alive well packed and no damaged during delivery. Very happy with my purchase. Thank you!
Well packaged. Small tree. Not much happening
Smaller than expected but still a well structured plant. Soil kept in tact and well packaged but roots were weak. Quite a few leaves lost from shipping shock. After around 1.5 months. Waiting for new growth.
Small but hopeful
Just received our 1-gallong plants. Very small - basically a 2x2" root ball inserted into a 1-gallon pot and no roots extending into that soil yet. Tree was about 12" high. Was disappointed in the size but maybe it will grow quickly. Overall looks healthy and we're hopeful it will grow.
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Start by selecting a spot that is at least ten feet away from other trees. Make sure the spot is in full sun (6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day) and the soil will not retain moisture for any extended period of time.
When you're ready to plant, dig a hole that's twice the width of the root ball and just as deep. Place your tree, back fill the soil, tamp down and water to settle the roots. Spread a layer of mulch around the surrounding soil to preserve moisture.
If you're container planting, select a pot that's about 18 to 24 inches (15 to 25 gallon pot) and around 20 inches in height. A thin layer of gravel on the bottom of the pot will guarantee good drainage. Plant your tree, then place near a South-facing window for best results.
2. Watering: Young trees will need to be watered regularly. More mature trees will not require as much attention but Barbados Cherries do require a constantly moistened soil. If you're not sure when to water, however, simply check the soil about 2 or 3 inches down. If the soil here is dry, it's time to water. Generally, we recommend watering once weekly, or watering based on your soil's moisture level.
3. Pruning: Prune the tree in the late fall after harvesting to form it into a desired shape. Damaged, diseased or dead branches can be removed at any time. Be sure to sterilize your cutting tool(s) with rubbing alcohol to ensure a nice, clean cut.
4. Fertilizing: Feed the Barbados with a time-released 8-3-9 fertilizer formula when you begin to see growth starting on the tree in the spring. Follow the application instructions on the fertilizer package. The potted Barbados will benefit from a bi-yearly feeding with a mineral fertilizer with a gradual release of nutrients.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|