How to grow Eugenia involucrata

Eugenia involucrata grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Eugenia and also known as Cherry of the Rio Grande, Eugenia involucrata perennial evergreen – semi-deciduous plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Flower color white about 1 cm with prominent stamens.

Eugenia involucrata fruits

Fruit color purple-black in the top of the fruit there is crown.

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How to grow Eugenia involucrata growing and care:


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:
the taste is not easy to anyone

Planting season:
Spring, summer, in the tropic all year

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, ants

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Weak and dead branches

Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 3-10 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 / Half Shade

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 flowers about 1 cm with prominent stamens

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 Eugenia involucrata fruits?
Eaten raw, cake, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover the tree with net

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

Scientific name:

Eugenia involucrata

How to grow Eugenia involucrata

harvesting Eugenia involucrata

Growing Eugenia involucrata

Eugenia involucrata


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
Culinary uses
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9

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