close up of a Cedar Bay Cherry with two white flowers growing above it - cherry is oval with a rounded base

Cedar Bay Cherry (Eugenia reinwardtiana)

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Grow a piece of paradise in your backyard with Cedar Bay Cherry! This evergreen tree or shrub is native to rainforests of the Pacific Islands and delights with bright glossy leaves, beautiful white flowers, and delicious sweet, orange-red fruit. Enjoy this exotic beauty as a stunning ornamental and a delicious fruit tree for your garden.

Cedar Bay, or Beach Cherry, is a small evergreen tree or shrub native to rainforests in northern Queensland, Indonesia, and the Pacific Islands. It is grown commercially on a small scale for its sweet fruit and as an ornamental shrub. Its glossy leaves, white flowers, and edible, orange-red fruit make it an appealing tree or hedge for home gardens.

Cedar Bay Cherry grows 8’ to 20’ high with a rounded crown. White flowers bloom from late spring to early summer, then develop into sweet fruits that taste like cherry with a hint of grape. The 1” cherries are a highly popular fruit in Australia and can be eaten out of hand, used to flavor candies and drinks, as pie fillings, chutneys, preserves, or as toppings for yogurts, ice cream, or salads. They are full of antioxidants, a good source of vitamin C, and they are reputed to lower cholesterol and help with sleep.

Like other members of the Myrtle family (Myrtaceae), the shiny, elliptical leaves are covered with oil glands that emit a fragrance when crushed, and Cedar Bay Cherry’s leaves give off a distinctive apple scent. New leaves are an attractive pink color before they mature into a bright green.

Cedar Bay Cherry grows in full sun to partial shade in moist, well-draining soil and is hardy in USDA zones 9 to 11.

Plant Type:
Tropical/Subtropical Perennial Evergreen Fruit Tree/Fruiting Shrub

Harvest Season:
Spring, Summer, depending on variety

Mature Size:
 6-25 ft tall, depending on variety

Soil & Moisture:
Likes moist, rich well-draining soil. 

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Fast, Medium

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-12 with frost protection until established; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Small/Medium Pot Sizes: Grown from seed or tissue culture and will be mature enough to potentially fruit within 2-3 years.
Large Pot Size: Grown from seed or tissue culture and capable to produce within 1 year. 

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Plant Type:
Perennial Evergreen Fruit Tree / Fruiting Shrub

Harvest Season:
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter (depending on location)

In Florida, the largest crop is in the Spring with a second smaller crop in the summer.  Surinam Cherry fruits can develop and ripen quickly, only 3-4 weeks after the flowers open!

Mature Size:
10-12 ft tall and wide

Soil & Moisture:
Likes moist, rich well-draining soil. 

Surinam Cherry Trees respond quickly to irrigation, the fruit rapidly becoming larger and sweeter in flavor after a good watering. 

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Fast, Medium

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-12 (frost protection until established); Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Medium Pot Size: Our Surinam Cherry seedlings were cultivated from hand-selected varieties of great producing trees with optimal flavored fruit collected throughout our food forest. They are capable of fruiting within 1-2 years.

X-Large Pot Size: Our Grafted Black Surinam Cherry trees are capable of fruiting now.

See More:
Shop all of our Surinam Cherry tree varieties.
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  • LC
    Lewis C.
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    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 minute ago
    A little cherry tree

    Arrived in excellent condition. Watered and a few days later transplanted to larger pot. I am anxiously awaiting the signs of growth.

  • GM
    Graham M.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Years Gardening 10+
    Grown This Variety Before? No
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Cedar Bay Cherry

    The plant arrived in just a few days, well packed so it couldn’t possibly move on its travel to Olympia. The plant looks very healthy with deep green leaves. Unfortunately due to our cool winters it must spend the rest of its life in a container and moved to the greenhouse until late March then move to the patio until late October. Could have waited to purchase next spring but had to buy when available. Anyway happy with the new addition.

    Graham

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