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Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

Rhodomyrtus tomentosa
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... Read More


Specifications of Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 1-2m

Plants required to Pollinate 2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)Learn about Pollination

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

Ceylon Hill Gooseberry Reviews & Tips

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★★★★ 10months ago

TOLGA, QLD, Australia

Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

Live on Atherton Tablelands. Have stuck plant under shade tree. Plant growing sideways to get light. Tough grower. No water given after wet season. Still produces quite a few fruit. They are yummy but I leave them for wildlife.

★★★ 11y ago

Cringila, NSW, Australia

Working out where to put it

Trudy Yogini
12y ago

Ainslie, ACT, Australia

Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

Doesn't seem to cope with Canberra frosts, unfortunately.

★★★★ 12y ago


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

★★ 12y ago

Strathpine, Qld, Australia

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 aroun...

★★ 13y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

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

★★★ 14y ago

Mooloolaba, QLD, Australia

Only planted Oct 2009 and seems to be very slow growing though looks very healthy.  Looking forward to trying this fruit.No fruit yet.

★★★★ 14y ago

Hastings, VIC, Australia

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

★★ 14y ago

Winmalee, NSW, Australia

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

★★★ 14y ago

EULEILAH, QLD, Australia

Need to fertilize.  It's been a while since it last produced fruit.

★★ 14y ago

Bellbird Park, QLD, Australia

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.

15y ago

Wheelers Hill, VIC, Australia

Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

Can Gooseberries be grown in a trough in Melbourne eastern suburbs?

David O'bryan
15y ago

Mansfield, QLD, Australia

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

15y ago

Gold Coast, QLD

Ceylon Hill Gooseberry

Jam is very easy to make now with jamsetta sugar available at most food chains good luck.

David White
17y ago

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

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.

17y ago

Kyogle, NSW, Australia

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!)

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