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CEYLON HILL GOOSEBERRY

Ceylon Hill Gooseberry For Sale Mega TubeBotanical Name: Rhodomyrtus tomentosa
Description

An excellent ornamental shrub that produces a spectacular display of deep rose-pink or mauve flowers. Appearing throughout spring the flowers are followed by small round purple berries that have few seeds. The sweet berries are delicious eaten fresh or in Jams. They are similar in taste to blueberries and raspberries but they have thicker, richer juice. The bush is very frost hardy and will fruit as far south as Melbourne. It is often seen grown as a highly decorative hedge. Interestingly the shrub is also adapted to fire and will re-shoot vigorously if it is burnt. Weed Warning: Ceylon Hill Gooseberry is a highly attractive shrub very well suited to the subtropics. It isn't a weed in Australia, but has been recorded as a weed in parts of Florida, we recommend netting the shrub to reduce seed dispersal by birds.

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate

2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas

SA, WA

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Dwarf (1/2 Normal Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

April, May, June

 

Customer Comments on Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Ceylon Hill Gooseberry Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

This is a sweet little berry hedge ! beautiful flowers and the fruit is delicous .. am gonna make some jam soon (as soon as i learn how to make jams!) | Paul - Kyogle, NSW 05-May-2006

Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

Great little fruiting shrub. Highly recommended as tough, attractive, long lived and low maintenance. Protect fruit from birds. Water well and feed potash late Winter if an abundance of flowers and fruit are wanted. | David White - Newcastle, NSW 28-May-2006

Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

Jam is very easy to make now with jamsetta sugar available at most food chains good luck. | Rebecca - Gold Coast, QLD 26-Feb-2008

Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

Lovely shrub when flowering, loads of tasty fruit which my daughter just loves, will make jam out of them sooner or later for sure | David O'bryan - Mansfield, QLD 18-Oct-2008

Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

Can Gooseberries be grown in a trough in Melbourne eastern suburbs? | Adele - Wheelers Hill, VIC 08-Jan-2009

Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

Doesn't seem to cope with Canberra frosts, unfortunately. | Trudy Yogini - Ainslie, ACT 18-Sep-2011
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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

MakJeng1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2840 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Knock off any suckers. No bird problems. More moist soil than other areas. Attractive flowers. Not pruned yet. No serious bugs or disease yet.
Small amount of fruit after one year which was stewed up into a sweet topping syrup. Good purple colour and interesting flavour.

Pollination: No


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

BYO's Edible Fruits
Update: 2842 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Scrub turkeys dug them out


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry (Grafted) 7/10

Townfarm1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2460 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Only planted Oct 2009 and seems to be very slow growing though looks very healthy.  Looking forward to trying this fruit.

No fruit yet.

Height 1 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Manure, blood

Pest Control:

None at this point.

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

How long does this take to produce - does anyone know?


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davewastech says... [395 days 13hrs ago]
From seedling to fruiting 3 to 4 years. Ref http://www.rarefruitclub.org.au/Level2/CeylonHillBerry.htm

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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry (Grafted) 5/10

Lissa's Edible Fruits
Update: 2263 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Really looking forward to trying the fruit from this one. Growing well and I've already taken cuttings that have struck so I can have MORE lol. Watched the Daleys video on these and the flowers are very attractive.

The asparagus are growing up all around the plant which is cutting out some sunlight.

Height 1 metres

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Winter

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

No problems as yet.

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

How long before it fruits?


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry (Seedling) 4/10

JasonRutkowski1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2840 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Growing but not well - will try to improve soil this year

Planted: 2006

Height 0.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry (Cutting) 8/10

Anthonymiceli1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2765 days 3hrs

Comments: - I think it died due to lack of water in our drought conditions, may try it again.


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

Gilbert's Edible Fruits
Update: 2842 days 13hrs

Comments: -

Not quick enough to plant in the ground

Pollination: No


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry 4/10

WendyBellbirdPark1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2684 days 16hrs

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Have just planted 2 of these these facing north east and they look healthy and strong. They got overrun by killer tomatoes and I think it blocked the sun and nutrients.


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry 5/10

Emma1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2458 days 10hrs

Comments: -

Has been nibbled heavily by possum, but still hanging on.

Planted: 2010

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Pollination: No


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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry 8/10

Nqgrower1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2079 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Again I was looking for ground cover - this plant is very pretty.

Height 30 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Comments

Dory says... [1993 days 18hrs ago]
I have been looking for this plant for a while. Daleysfruit don' have them. Is there a chance I could get some seeds please? dgstock@iinet.net.au
Dory says... [1909 days 20hrs ago]
Thank you, I found Orams nursery and bought some seedlings from them, hope they grow well in my garden :-)

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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

Davewastech's Edible Fruits
Update: 128 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Pretty small shrub. Almost finished flowering Jan 2017 for first time. Pretty when flowering. Hopefully will soon have fruit!

Planted: 2013

Height 0.4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: NPK

Pest Control:

None


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