Australian Brush Cherry (Eugenia paniculata (myrtifolia))

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Eugenia, or sometimes know as Syzygium paniculatum, can be kept as a hedge or small tree and will grow very upright and columnar.  Great for property lines where dense screening is needed and will make a very attractive tightly pruned hedge.  Small berries are edible but can be messy near hardscape.  Ususally, this plant is pruned regularly as a hedge and will not have a chance to produce berries.  If left unpruned, Eugenia can reach up to 50' or more.  When planting as a screening hedge, plant approximately 3-4' apart.  New growth on the plant is susceptible to a psyllid which causes curling of the leaves and a bumpy texture.  It will usually not kill the plant. USDA Zone: 8-11. 5 gallon sizes are approx 3-4' and come on stake. 15 gal sizes are approx 6',  24" box approx 7-8' tall x 18-20" wide.

 

Mature Height:

40-50'

Mature Width:

11-15'.

Sunlight:

Sun or Shade

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Water needs:

Moderate

Fruit Color:

Red

Bloom Season:

Not Applicable