04 April 2010

My Jaboticaba Bonsai Flowering!

eugenia caulifora
Brazilian Grape Tree

The Jaboticaba, a native to southern Brazil, is a member of the Myrtle family. The new leaves are pinkish and change to green with a leathery texture.

The botanical name "Cauliflora" means that it bears flowers and fruit on the trunk and mature branches. The trunk and branches become covered with clusters of small white blooms. That eventually develop into dark berries; these fruits are delicious and suitable to make jams, jellies and wine. The thin exfoliating bark creates a mottled appearance on the trunk and branches.

Jaboticaba is frost sensitive and needs some overhead protection during winter months.

Jaboticaba as a bonsai

Repot only in warm weather

May 15 2010


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