How to grow Capulin cherry

Capulin cherry grow and care – tree of the genus Prunus also known as Prunus salicifolia,Capulin cherry perennial evergreen to semi deciduous plant and also used as ornamental plant, cn grow in subtropical, mediterranean or tropic climate and grow in hardiness zone 10+.

Flower color white with five petals.

Capulin cherry flower

Fruit shape round, size 1-2.5 cm, color of the fruit: red to purple-black, the taste more similar to Plum than a cherry

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How to grow Capulin cherry growing and care:

If the tree attack in the beginning of the winter needs to collect all the leaves and the fruit from the ground, cut all the infected branches

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

Is it necessary to graft in Capulin cherry?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive, the taste not life regular cherry

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, Borer, mite

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Weak, dead and thin branches

Size of the plant?
3-6 m, 10-20 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
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:

General information about the flower
White flower with five petals

Thinning the bloom:
Firsts years recommend thinning

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, fruit fly

What can be done with big quantities of Capulin cherry fruits?
Eaten raw, jam, cakes, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover the trees with net or protect the fruit with traps

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-4 years

Scientific name:

Prunus salicifolia

How to grow Capulin cherry

Capulin cherry flowers

Capulin cherry


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Dried fruit
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13