Breynia cernua ‘Ironstone Range’ – Apple Berry

A bushy shrub to 2 metres high and a metre wide, with red brown foliage that gently weeps, highlighted with red berries from time to time. The foliage colour makes a good contrast to other plants, though shady conditions will tend to make more greenish coloured leaves.

Does well on a wide range of soil types, and likes a sunny position. Best in warm temperate to tropical areas, as cooler temperatures can lead to leaf drop, as will dry or windy conditions. This plant will greatly benefit from pruning to rejuvenate, growers have reported that hard pruning them is OK. In warm areas with plentiful water, this plant can become large with a wandering root system that will sucker if cut, so don’t plant near drains, buildings etc

Note– the berries are not edible to humans, but birds will eat them

Family : Phyllanthaceae
Cultivar Name: Ironstone Range
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Decorative fruit, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Breynia cernua
Common Name : Apple Berry
Height : 2
Flower Color : Brown
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife :