Pink Wampee (Clausena excavata)

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Pink Wampee is a very rare and unique coldy hardy tropical fruit tree native to India and Southeast Asia.  Pink Wampee trees grow up to 25 feet tall and produce giant clusters of flowers and small pink berries.  The translucent lipstick pink fruit has a soft texture and unique flavor that is sweet and citrusy with notes of fennel, coriander, licorice, and coffee.

The show stopping color of the berries makes it an excellent garnish. Pink Wampee grows excellently in subtropical and tropical climates but is also cold hardy into the mid or even lower 20's.

Medicinally, in Thailand and Southeast Asia, Pink Wampee is cultivated for the use of it's bark, branches, and roots as a potherb for variety of ailments.

Plant Type
Shrubby Fruit Tree, Herb

Harvest Season
Summer - Fall

Mature Size
Up to 25 ft.

Soil & Moisture
Moderate Water; Moist Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade


Growth Rate

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection until mature; Patio/Greenhouse 4+


How to Grow Pink Wampee

Plant Type: Shrubby Fruit Tree, Herb

Harvest Season: Summer - Fall

Mature Size: 15-25 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Moderate Water; Moist Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils

Exposure: Full Sun, Light Shade

Zone Hardiness: 9-11 grows well in tropical-subtropical climates. Mature trees are hardy to the low 20's.

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