Acerola scientifically known as Malpighia punicifolia, is a tropical shrub that bears delicious and nutritious fruits. Explore its distinctive features and learn how it can enrich your garden or outdoor space.

Size : 3 gallons

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Key Features

Acerola  exhibits the following features:

  • Delicious Fruits: The shrub produces small red or yellow cherries, known as "cerises peyi," that are both sweet and tart. They are rich in vitamin C and make excellent fruits for fresh consumption or juicing.
  • Attractive Foliage: In addition to its fruits, the acérolier has glossy green foliage that adds beauty to your outdoor space.
  • Easy to Grow: This shrub is relatively easy to cultivate, requiring a sunny location and well-drained soil to thrive.

Growing Conditions

Here are some essential tips for successfully growing Acérolier "Cerise peyi" outdoors:

  • Sun Exposure: Place it in a sunny location to encourage fruit production.
  • Well-Drained Soil: Ensure the soil provides good drainage to prevent waterlogged roots.
  • Regular Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, especially during the active growing season.


Acerola has several uses in outdoor landscaping:

  • Fruit Shrub: Cultivate it for its delicious cherries, perfect for fresh consumption, juicing, or making jams.
  • Ornamental: In addition to its fruits, the acérolier can serve as an ornamental shrub to beautify your garden or patio.
  • Fruit Hedge: Plant multiple shrubs in rows to create a fruit hedge, offering both beauty and harvest.

Acerola is a valuable addition to any outdoor space, providing tasty fruits and a touch of greenery. Discover the joy of cultivating this unique plant.

Data sheet

Botanic name
Petites Antilles
Hauteur à maturité
1m50 à 3m
Isolé ou en massif

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