A highly ornamental tree that bears small red berries within its first year. Blossoming and producing all year round, the flowers are white and followed by small red fruit that is sweet with the taste of caramel. The trees are exceptionally attractive with long spreading branches that often droop down to the ground and soft weeping foliage. Trees are very fast growing and drought hardy once established. They can grow 5-10m in ideal conditions but respond well to being cut back so it is possible to keep them smaller than this making it easier to browse on the tempting little fruits. Panama berries will happily grow and fruit in large containers provided they have a good quality mix and a healthy layer of organic mulch to hold the moisture in. It is the ideal backyard tree if you have children as it is a lovely little shade tree as well as producing tempting little sweet treats. Used fresh or in jams.
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
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February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December,
Customer Comments on Panama Berry
Extremely fast growing & fruits prolifically if well manured. Mine is 2.5 yrs old or so and I have been picking kg and kg of the berries in the last few weeks. My children don't like them (very sweet) so more for me to enjoy, I love them! | Saskia - Sydney, NSW 10-Feb-2016
Wonderful tree for shade and attracting tropical birds and also the tiny mistletoe bird need to be careful of roots invading into in wanted areas the tip there is to cut the roots through and remove them as they will strike from root cuttings. | Maree King - Balgal Beach, QLD 19-Feb-2017
My tree's been in the ground just under a year. Gone from 60cm to over 2m in that time, and 3 dozen berries. Very happy with this tree, can't wait to try my first ripe berry | Alfred P - Beerwah, QLD 05-Dec-2019
red berries disappear as fast as they appear, the birds must love them. If you pick them just as they arebeginning to change from gree they will ripen indoors in 24 hours | FRANKIE HALEY - MUDGEERABA, QLD 02-Feb-2020
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