How to grow Bignay

Bignay grow and care – tree of the genus Antidesma also known as Wild cherry or Antidesma bunius, Bignay tree perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, shade tree or as bonsai, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+

Flower color green the flowers grow on stem in inflorescences, there is bad smell for the flowers, the flower dioicous male and female flower grows on separate trees, but some of the cultivars are self-pollinators

Bignay tree flowers

Fruit color is red to purple-black when it fully ripen, the size of the fruit 3-7 mm

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How to grow Bignay growing and care:

Dioicous (male and female tree), frost free

How to plant Bignay tree:
Dig a hole as deep as the current root ball plus extra 20%, put in the hole organic matter, hummus and dried leaves and mix it with some soil, put the tree and loos little bit the root ball above the hole, plant the tree and cover it and don’t push the soil too much strong but not too much lightly because it won’t be stable, after this put mulch to keep moist on soil, put water, for the next two weeks put every day (better in the morning) , better to take that the tree will be stable, and if not support it with bamboo or a stick that it won’t fall

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed – explanation bellow / Cutting – take branches better from the top of the growth before it’s start to grow better in early spring, use hormone of growth, moist soil, water regular don’t let dry, peat soil, high humidity

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, better to graft female that self-pollinate, when can’t find graft female and male on the same tree

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Unpleasant smell

Planting season:
Spring – better to plant in the spring show better result, summer, autumn ( and in the tropic can be also in winter)

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
More for design

Size of the plant?
5-30 m, 15-100 feet, in hardiness zone 10b-11a will be smaller

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

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

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
No, but as bonsai it’s possible to grow it as container

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Green flower with unpleasant smell, the flowers grow on stem in inflorescences, the flower dioicous male and female flower grows on separate trees, but some of the female cultivars are self-pollinators

Pollination is done by:
Flies, self-pollination

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Bignay fruits?
Juice, eaten raw

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-5 years

Ripening of fruit:
Fruit can be eat also when it not fully ripen (red color)

Bignay seeds – Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Mulch soil, rich soil

Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry and dark place

Sowing season:
Spring to summer

Planting spacing:
Better in different pot or 2*3m (6-10 ft)

Depth of Sowing:
2cm (1 inches)

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Full sun, humidity

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water to big amount of water, don’t let it dry until germinate

Germination time:
3-6 weeks

Condition of seedling:
Moist soil, rich soil and organic matter

Scientific name:

Antidesma bunius

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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Eaten raw
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • Green flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
  • Shade tree
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13

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