Winter Cherry

Small, decorative, but toxic - apples.
Common name : Winter Cherry
Scientific name : Solanum pseudocapsicum
Family : Rosaceae
Category : Shrubs
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Solanum pseudocapsicum is a nightshade species with mildly poisonous fruit. It is commonly known as the Jerusalem cherry, Madeira winter cherry, or, ambiguously, "winter cherry". These perennials can be grown decoratively as house plants, but in some areas of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand they are regarded as a weed.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 30 - 100
pH 6 - 7

Plant my winter cherry

Plant between October and the end of March but not during frost periods. Check that the desired location meets the requirements described in the description, and avoid working in soggy soil. Dig a hole two to three times as wide as the root ball of your tree. Handle the root ball carefully to keep it intact while you place it in the hole. Put your shrub to the correct height, and replace the soil, respecting the order of the layers of possible - bottom layer to top. Tamp regularly. After planting, pour two watering cans at the bottom, then place a good layer of mulch.

Water my winter cherry

Water regulary in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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