Has anyone ever heard of a Surinam bush cherry? I bought one from Lowes in 2011 or 2012 and the tag says it can’t survive north of Tampa Florida without winter protection. I am a good 400 miles north of Tampa and I haven’t covered mine up for the past 2 winters. Temperatures in the 20s don’t faze the thing. It also hasn’t made any effort whatsoever to bloom.
It has rather small leaves that are pointed on the end and very shiny. New leaves have a reddish tint to them and then turn a rather dull shade of green. It would be a good 10 feet tall by now if I weren’t cutting it back constantly.
Does anyone know why it won’t bloom?