Wonderberry Heirloom Shrub (Solanum Burbankii)
Wonderberry is a perfect name for this small heirloom shrub. They can produce fruit as quickly as 75 days from seed, starting when the plant is just 4" tall! The edible berries are a bit bland and plain but are great combined with sugar for pies and jams.
The unripe green fruit Is poisonous, so you must wait until it is ripe to eat it. Birds love to eat berries. The Wonderberry is well worth growing just for its ornamental value alone. They have lovely white and yellow star-shaped flowers in spring, and the fall berries are a very ornamental bluish purple. They can be grown in containers.
Other Common Names: Sunberry
Scientific Name: Solanum Burbankii
Color: White Flowers / Bluish Purple Fruit
Plant Seeds: When Soil Temp Warms to 70f
Bloom Time: Spring
Harvest: Mid Summer
Hardiness Zone: Annual
Plant Height: 18 - 24"
Plant Spacing: 18 - 24"
Light Requirements: Sun
Soil and Water Preferences: Average