Chinese Red Bayberry

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Besides eating fresh, the fruits may be dried, canned, soaked in liquor. There are two main types of fruits a sour type used for making dried fruit and a sweet type used for juice and fresh eating. The bayberry is an evergreen dioecious tree with separate male and female plants. The skin is typically a deep, brilliant red, but may vary from white to purple. The flesh colour is similar to surface color, or somewhat lighter. The flesh is sweet and very tart. At the center is a single seed, with a diameter about half that of the whole fruit.Currently under trial at Daleys Nursery testing pollination, information to follow
Other Names: Chinese bayberry, Chinese strawberry tree, Chinese treeberry, Japanese bayberry, red bayberry, yumberry, #MT10

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Specifications of Chinese Red Bayberry

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 3 Plants (Male and Female)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

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Chinese Red Bayberry Reviews & Tips

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John McCulloch
1y ago

Wallarah, nsw, Australia

Chinese Red Bayberry

Some Bayberry seedlings I am growing (one in flower for the first time) just love my climate, 1 hour north of Sydney near M1. It has taken around 4 to 5 years from seed to flower.

Bernard King
5y ago

Auckland, NZ

Chinese Bayberry

I have lost lots of young trees due to fertilizer and also possibly from chlorinated water. I have installed a chlorine filter which is hopefully successful.

★★ 5y ago


Watered by accident with seasol - didnt like that or tap watering - rainwater is best as they dont like chlorine either - they have nitrogen fixing roots and need little if any fertilizer- I pot up new ones in BASIC pot mix but now add some rock dust a...

Mark Schulberg
6y ago

Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Chinese Bayberry

Great fruit for treating gout.Only found the fruit travelling to Hangzhou near Shanghai.Will tree grow in Melbourne climate

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