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Brazilian Cherry

Brazilian Cherry
Photo: Sheldon Navie
Invasive Plant
Brazilian Cherry
Eugenia uniflora

Evergreen tropical tree to 8m with dark green glossy leaves and reddish new growth. Small scented white flowers in Spring are followed by sweet ribbed orange-red fruit about 2cm in size. The fruit is used in cooking in some cultures.



  • The fruit is extremely popular with birds which enable wide distribution in natural bushland.
  • Seeds can also be spread by water and other small mammals.
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Other superior selections include;

  • Melicope rubra - Little Euodia
  • Syzygium luehmannii - Small-leafed Lilly Pilly

Ask your local retailer for more superior selections


Alternative Plants

Cedar Bay Cherry
Photo: Macbird Floraprint
Alternative Plant Cedar Bay Cherry
Eugenia reinwardtiana
Trees and Shrubs

Rounded medium shrub growing 2-5m with dark green leaves, pretty white flowers and small shiny red edible fruit to 2cm. The plant is slow growing at first and the fruit are considered to be very tasty.

Lilly Pillies
Photo: Macbird Floraprint
Alternative Plant Lilly Pillies
Syzygium australe cultivars
Trees and Shrubs

This superb Australian native rainforest plant has glossy green foliage, a profusion of fluffy white flowers and small colourful berries. There are many different cultivars of this plant with a wide range of growth habits, foliage types and berry colours. Many make highly desirable hedges and screens. 'Elite', 'Bush Christmas' and 'Hinterland Gold' are three of many suitable selections.

Lilly Pilly
Photo: © immij pty ltd
Alternative Plant Lilly Pilly
Acmena smithii
Trees and Shrubs

Evergreen rainforest tree reaching 8-10m in cultivation. It has beautiful foliage often with red new growth. It has fluffy white flowers in spring followed by white to pink berries. There are many new cultivars offering a range of growth habits and foliage types.

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