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Brush Cherry

Eugenia myrtifolia

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Brush Cherry (Eugenia myrtifolia) at Randy's Perennials

Brush Cherry

Brush Cherry

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Brush Cherry (Eugenia myrtifolia) at Randy's Perennials

Brush Cherry foliage

Brush Cherry foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  5 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  8b

Other Names:  syn. Syzygium paniculatum


This variety is usually maintained as a column, bush, or multi-trunked tree; a popular bonsai or topiary selection; beautiful foliage emerges red and matures to deep glossy green; attractive pom-pom like white flowers in spring or summer

Features & Attributes

Brush Cherry features showy clusters of white ball-shaped flowers at the ends of the branches from mid spring to mid summer. Its attractive glossy pointy leaves emerge red, turning dark green in color throughout the year. The red stems can be quite attractive and add to the plant's interest.

This is a multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. This plant can be pruned at any time to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Brush Cherry can be expected to grow to be about 5 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 40 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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