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Edible Evergreen Conservatory Collection

  • We have carefully curated a collection of our edible evergreens for the conservatory which make perfect additions for those with smaller spaces to fill.

  • The Edible Evergreen Conservatory Collection contains one of each plant in either an 8cm or 9cm pot.

  • Eugenia uniflora - Surinam Cherry (10-12cm tall): Originates from South America's east coast and is often used as a hedge or screen. The Surinam Cherry produces beautifully sweet, edible fruits that hang from the tree like tiny, decorative lanterns. Small, delicate, white flowers bloom several times per year. Great as a pot or patio plant. Eugenia uniflora is only hardy to 0c, best to keep it in a conservatory during the colder months. 

  • Psidium cattleianum - Strawberry Guava (10-15cm tall): An evergreen shrub with simple, glossy leaves. The Strawberry Guava produces strawberry sized fruits that turn purple when mature. They are sweet, aromatic (similar to the strawberry) and can be used in jellies, jams, custards, drinks etc. The species is named in honour of English horticulturist William Cattley and the name of the genus Psidium comes from the Latin psidion, or "armlet.  The shrub is not fully hardy, so it is best to keep it in a pot, outside in the Summer and protected from frosts harsher than -4C.

    Acmena smithii - Lilly Pilly (15-20cm tall): Possesses unusual fruit, sweet when ripe, plus evergreen, leathery, dark green foliage with a purple hint when young. Excellent pot plant, it is not fully hardy, so it needs to be overwintered frost free, but from late Spring, fragrant, white, pom-pom flowers appear, followed by the striking magenta-coloured fruits in the Autumn. 1-2m tall, not fussy to soil. The Lilly Pilly may work as a houseplant too.


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