Malpighia coccifera Reichard
Malpighia coccigrya L.
Malpighia heranthera Wright ex Niedenzu
Malpighia heteranthera R.Wight III
Malpighia variifolia Turcz.
Common Name: Singapore Holly
Singapore holly is an evergreen shrub growing about 2 metres tall[
The plant is widely cultivated as an ornamental in tropical and subtropical gardens[
], being valued especially for its compact habit and holly-like leaves[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Grows best in a moist but well-drained soil in full sun or light shade[
]. The plant is tolerant of a wide range of soils[
The plant does not always fruit well in cultivation - this is likely to be because only one clone is being grown and the plant requires cross-pollination[
Fruit - raw or cooked[
]. They can be used in tarts, jellies and marmalades[
]. The plant flowers and therefore fruits all year round[
]. The fruit is 5 - 15mm in diameter[
The plant has prickly, holly-like leaves and can be grown as a dwarf hedge[
]. It is very tolerant of trimming[
Prostrate forms of the plant can be used for ground cover[
Cuttings of half ripe wood.
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