Cherry of the Rio Grande forms a small evergreen tree to 30' under favorable conditions, but in the landscape seldom grows taller than 15'. It has an upright, compact habit of growth and is very attractive, especially when in
bloom. The smooth, glossy, dark green leaves are borne atop short, grooved petioles. The white flowers are solitary and are borne in the leaf axils March to May. The fruits are dark red or purple, 1" long oval-shaped berries
with a persistent calyx at the apex. The skin is thin and the juicy flesh has a good, subacid flavor. The fruit matures in April to June, about 3 weeks after the flowers open. Overall the plant is extremely handsome and showy in the landscape.
As with most of the edible eugenias, this tree may be successfully grown in almost any soil type, provided it is well-drained. It requires a good moisture supply at all times, and does best in slightly acid soils which are low in salts. Full sun is best; it will tolerate partial shade but flowering and fruiting will be reduced.
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