• slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide
  • slide

Brighten Your Gardens, Indoors and Out with Jerusalem (Christmas) Cherry

Brighten fall containers or your indoor garden with Jerusalem cherry (Solanum pseudocapsicum) also known as Christmas or Winter Cherry.

This old time favorite seems to be making a comeback.  It’s often sold as a potted plant valued for its colorful fruit.  The glossy green leaves provide a perfect backdrop for the small white flowers that develop into long lasting red, yellow or orange fruit that resemble a cherry tomato.          

Look, but don’t eat the colorful fruit. All parts of the plant, especially the fruit are poisonous to people and pets. So display it in a location where you can enjoy its beauty, but out of reach of curious children and pets.

Grow Jerusalem cherry in a warm brightly lit location free of drafts indoors. Water thoroughly whenever the soil surface is dry, but before the plants wilt. Begin fertilizing in spring as the days lengthen.

A bit more information:  Christmas pepper is another popular plant for fall containers and the indoor garden. Provide the same care as your Jerusalem Cherry and enjoy the unique beauty these plants provide.

Upcoming Live Events
& Webinars


Feb. 28, 2024
FREE WEBINAR

Create a Beautiful Landscape Free of Invasive Plants in Wisconsin Gardens
Register now

Feb. 29, 2024
FREE WEBINAR

How to Plan Your Rain Garden
Register now

March 6, 2024
FREE WEBINAR

Growing Summer Bulbs in Containers
Register now

March 7, 2024
Help Your Landscape Thrive After Winter

Wauwatosa Public Library, Wauwatosa, WI
Register now

March 13, 2024
FREE WEBINAR

Hydrangea Selection, Pruning & Care
Register now

March 14, 2024
FREE WEBINAR

How to Select Rain Garden Plants
Register now

March 20, 2024
FREE WEBINAR

Maximize the Beauty and Enjoyment
in Any Small Space
Register now

March 23, 2024

REALTORS Home & Garden Show
West Allis, WI

March 27, 2024
FREE WEBINAR

How to Start a Garden for Beginners
Register now

April 3, 2024
Garden Trends 

Franklin Public Library, Franklin, WI

April 10, 2024
FREE WEBINAR

Container Gardening Throughout the Year
Register now

April 11, 2024
FREE WEBINAR

7 Steps to Managing Water Where it Falls in Your Yard
Register now

April 20, 2024
Pruning Hydrangeas and Other Shrubs 
Pasquesi Home & Gardens, Lake Bluff, IL

April 27, 2024
Ridges & Rivers Book Festival
Viroqua, WI

April 28, 2024
Flowering Trees and Shrubs
Ebert's Greenhouse Village, Ixonia, WI

May 1, 2024
FREE WEBINAR

Ornamental Fruits and Vegetables
Register now

WATCH ON-DEMAND WEBINARS

Learn More

Book an Appearance

Learn More

Enter to win Longfield Gardens bulbs valued at $157.00 !

ENTER NOW