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Luma (Chilean Myrtle Berry)

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SKU D177

Luma apiculata

An unusual evergreen tree from central and Southern Chile and Argentina, growing to 15' or more in frost-free areas, or dense shrub to 3' x 2' if it dies back to the ground each winter, with evergreen leaves like a boxwood. The bark turns orange like madrone and peels off to reveal white to pink new bark. Fragrant, clear white flowers with multiple white stamens appear generously in mid-summer to fall and are loved by bees, followed in fall by round, dark purple/black, 1/2 inch fruit with soft, translucent flesh, and an aromatic, juicy, sweet flavor and resinous finish. They are eaten fresh and also make a great cheese cake topping! 

Plant two to assure pollination. Favors cool sun to part shade and acidic, well-drained soil high in organic matter. Does not tolerate cold and/or drying winds, nor wet feet. Drought tolerant once established, but does not enjoy hot temperatures. Great for pot culture due to its slow growth. Resistant to mosts pests and diseases!

Cold Hardy to USDA Zone: 8

Mature Height: 15'x 8', or 3' x 2' when subject to yearly frosts

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: September

Pollination: 2 Required for Pollination

Read our Subtropicals Growing Guide

Size: 1 Gallon Pot


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