winter cherry


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winter cherry

inedible fruit symbolizes falsehood. [Plant Symbolism: Jobes, 319]
See: Deceit
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The two species of Winter Cherry, Solanum capsicastrum and pseudocapsicum, originate from South America and grow into small perennial shrubs up to 60 cm (2') high.
Enjoying the same temperature as the Indian Azalea Solanum, or winter cherry is another familiar Christmas plant.
A few years ago, one of the delights of Christmas was to walk into a nursery or garden centre and see, amid their own lights and decorations, bench after bench covered in festive plants; poinsettias, cyclamen, azaleas, Christmas cacti and winter cherry in every hue as far as they eye could see.
A bench and winter cherry tree stand in the school grounds in memory of young Naomi.
Things such as cyclamen, Christmas cactus and winter cherry will go a long way towards brightening up your windowsills.
In warmer areas, you can add bright patches of colour to your display, such as the winter cherry, or solanum, which has bright yellow and orange fruits, plus many of the polyanthus, which have super-sized, primrose-like flowers in a range of really showy colours.
There is also a good showon the winter cherry, Prunus subhirtella Autumnalis, this has been flowering on and off throughout mild periods during the winter and, as we enter the spring, it is having a final fling.
Winter cherry and Jerusalem cherry, Solanum capsicastrum and pseudocapsicum respectively, are similar in leaf and flower to the capsicums, then cover themselves with cheerful orange or scarlet berries for winter.
This stunning winter cherry or Solanum has bushy evergreen foliage and orange berries until New Year, then in summer expect starry, white flowers.