Saturday, December 21, 2013


I planted Dewandaru two years ago.
I bought it online.

This picture above is the appearance when the seedling  had just came.
I bought Vermillion cherry (Dewandaru), Barbados cherry, Annona squamosa and Long Black Mulberry.
But the last two plant were die.

Dewandaru  is really easy growing. 
The plant is relatively pest resistant.
Dewandaru is often used in gardens as a hedge or screen.
The tree was introduced for ornamental purposes.

Dewandaru is adapted to tropical and subtropical regions.
Young plants are damaged by temperatures below -2º C, but well-established plants have suffered only superficial injury at -5º C.
Growing best in full sun and rapidly-draining soil.
It requires only moderate rainfall and, being deep-rooted, can stand a long dry weather.

Dewandaru grows in almost any type of soil and can even stand waterlogging for a time, but it is intolerant of salt.
They are most productive if unpruned, but still produce a great many fruits when close-clipped in hedges.

Quarterly feeding with a complete fertilizer formula promotes fruiting. 
The plant responds quickly to irrigation, the fruit rapidly becoming larger and sweeter in flavor after a good watering.

Dewandaru is bothered by scale and caterpillars.
But I still find some caterpillars, they eat young leaves.
But the damages is not really serious.

Actually low maintenance.
This is a really lovely plant.


  1. Pity about the other two plants - did the growers refund you?

    1. Actually I really love them, so exotic. But they couldn't stand on fungus and mites attacks. No, the growers didn't refund me, cause the plants death more than 6 months after shipping

  2. It seems really suited to your climate.

    1. Sure, but this plant usually growing in sub tropics as s pot plant. Maybe you can try to plant it.

  3. It is a pity that destroyed the Your plants.
    Sometimes it is.
    Other great to grow and bear fruit.
    Greetings from far away Polish.

    1. I want to grow those plants again, I hope next I'll be lucky.
      Have a nice weekend

  4. hi Endah....
    just share my experience....
    about 4-5 years ago, when I meet vermilliont cherry plants, I think this plants similliar or same with Dewa Ndaru (Shianto), but when the seller ask me to try tase the fruit, hemmm the taste so sweet and verry difference with dewadaru. So I decided to buy 1 that plant and untill now my vermilliont cherry plants on good growing.

    regards n thanks

    1. Terima kasih sudah mampir Pak. Betul, keduanya memang beda rasanya. Saya menanam keduanya. Saya baca banyak literatur yang menyebutkan keduanya satu species hanya beda varietas, makanya saya sebut keduanya dewandaru, dewandaru lokal/asam dan dewandaru manis/vermilion cherry. Ada satu lagi yang ingin saya koleksi, dewandaru hitam/black pitanga.