Cedar Bay Cherry
Family : Myrtaceae
The Cedar Bay Cherry is a rounded shrub to about 2 metres. The leaves are dark green and glossy. They are 2 – 5 cm long and round or elliptical in shape. These leaves are relatively thick, paler on the under side and contain numerous oil glands.
Flowers are small and white with 4 petals, often occurring in groups. The succulent fruit vary from shiny, red, globular fruit in northern populations, or small, orange and pearshaped in the Townsville – Bowen area.
The Cedar Bay Cherry is a hardy plant that can withstand dry periods, but is often slow growing. It likes well-drained soils especially sandy, and will grow in full or partial shade. This shrub is very attractive to birds, particularly Figbirds, Bowerbirds and Friarbirds.
|Flowers||June to February|
|Fruit||October to April|
|Coastal Zone||Hind Dune|
|Fauna Habitat||Birds and Insects|
|Soils||Most Soils or Well Drained Soils|
|Amount of Sun||Partial Sun or Shade|
|Amount of Water||Dry Areas through to Wet Areas|
|Salt Tolerance||Moderately Tolerant|
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