How to grow Berchemia discolor

Berchemia discolor growing tree or shrub of the genus Berchemia also known as Bird palm, Berchemia discolor perennial evergreen or deciduous plant, edible fruits and used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b-12.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape.

Flower color white with pink in bird shape.

Berchemia discolor fruits

Fruits edible in oval shape in color yellow, fruits are sweets.

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How to grow Berchemia discolor growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just in the beginning to choose shrub or tree, after this just for design and dead parts

Size of the plant:
As tree 5-20m, 15-60 feet, as shrub 3-5m, 10-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
White with pink flowers in bird shape

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Berchemia discolor fruit?
Eat raw, cooked

Work requirements on the fruit:
Just collect

How long does it take to bear fruit?
7-10 years

Scientific name:

Berchemia discolor

How to grow Berchemia discolor

Berchemia discolor plant care

Berchemia discolor


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • White flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12