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Eugenia platysema Fruit Plant

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Plant Type

Eugenia platysema -

Botanical Name: Eugenia platysema

General Information:

Type: Rare semi-deciduous tree

Family: Myrtaceae

Native To: Santa Catarina, Brazil

Small, rounded crown

Fruits have very dark red juice and a jam-like texture

Super cold-tolerant, can handle slight frosts


Eugenia uniflora (Surinam cherry tree) is part of the Eugenia genus

Important in traditional medicine

Used to decrease blood pressure

Prevent heartburn, bronchitis, colic, and stomachaches

Tealeaves have antirheumatic, anti-dysenteric, and febrifuge properties

Used in the treatment of diabetes

Cultivation Information:

Bloom Time/Fruiting: 2 to 3 Years

Maintenance Required: Moderate

Eugenia platysema emerges as a rare and distinctive semi-deciduous tree native to Santa Catarina, Brazil. Notable for its small, rounded crown, this species shares similarities in taste with Eugenia burkartiana, with the latter known for its sweeter fruits. The fruits of E. platysema, characterized by very dark red juice and a jam-like texture, offer a unique sensory experience. Additionally, the tree exhibits remarkable cold tolerance, capable of withstanding slight frosts. The broader genus, Eugenia, encompasses a diverse array of tropical shrubs and trees, often utilized for their edible fruits, high-quality lumber, and ornamental value.