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Dwarf Brush Cherry

Eugenia myrtifolia 'Globulus'

SKU
03330
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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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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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 HabitRound
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Topiary, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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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