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The Jerusalem Cherry is a member of the nightshade family. It is a small shrub with glossy evergreen leaves. They are a tender perennial.
In cooler climates, they can be grown as an annual, overwintered indoors, or grown entirely as a house plant.
Despite the fact that the berries are poisonous, the Jerusalem Cherry is a popular house plant because of its ornamental value.
There is an easy fix for this ‘poisonous’ business through - Simply remove the spent flowers, & no berries will form.
Name: Jerusalem CherryOther Common Names: Madeira Winter Cherry / Winter Cherry / Christmas CherryScientific Name: Solanum PseudocapsicumColor: White Flowers / Orange-red FruitPlant Seeds: When Soil Temp Warms to 65fBloom Time: Flowers Mid Summer / Fruit Fall - WinterHardiness Zone: 9 - 11Plant Height: 18"Plant Spacing: 9 - 12"Light Requirements: Sun - Part ShadeSoil / Water Preferences: Average