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Dwarf Brush Cherry

Eugenia myrtifolia 'Globulus'

This attractive, compact evergreen develops vivid bronze-red new foliage throughout the year. Sporadic tiny, creamy white flowers are followed by edible purple-tinged fruit. In its natural form, it makes a tidy hedge or low border. Trained topiary forms are perfect for border accents or gracing an entry way in containers.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.


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Botanical Pronunciationyew-JEEN-ia mer-tif-FOL-ee-a GLOH-bew-lus
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing to 4 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasIn tropical and sub-tropical climates, the bronze sheen of these shrubs is most welcome. They are generally used as a medium hedge between front yards or along fence and property lines. Makes a good partition inside a landscape to separate play or sports areas. May be allowed to grow into a natural screen.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFragrant
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Mediterranean
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Suitable for Topiary
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Showy Fruit, Compact Form, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsLantana (Lantana); African Daisy (Osteospermum); New Zealand Flax (Phormium); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Hopseed Bush (Dodonaea)

Prefers slightly acidic, well-drained soils, rich in organic matter. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune only as needed to maintain desired shape; as a topiary, prune regularly to maintain form.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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