Friday, July 1, 2011

Jam tree/Jamaican cherry (Muntingia calabura)


Small tree native to Jamaica. Introduced and cultivate in home gardens, and also naturalized along forest edges. Fruit edible. Flowering and fruiting occurs throughout the year.

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  1. We have a jam tree in our garden. It gives shelter to our cars. Sometimes the white flowers will cover the windscreen and jam fruits could be found in the wiper.

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  2. A perfect human-scale tree, which facilitates many uses at once. It attracts birds & squirrels, provide perfect shade for the human figure with wide-spread-horizontal foliage, grows in to a height of 10-15 feet (not more than that), easily grown on poor conditions even in urban areas. the perfect tree for a pedestrian path.

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