Lemon Swirl® Australian Brush Cherry
Eugenia myrtifolia 'Variegata'
|Description||New foliage emerges a bronze-red, then matures to deep green with an irregular, soft yellow margin. The lovely variegation adds wonderful color and contrast to landscapes. Dense evergreen foliage is ideal for a hedge or screen, or shaped as topiary for a formal appearance. Rose-purple fruit provides color and can be eaten fresh or used for jam.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Slow to moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Suitable for Topiary|
|Design Ideas||This bushy tree makes the ideal screen or hedge plant due to its tolerance for shearing. A perfect side or backyard privacy screen to block off RVs drying yards, utility areas and undesirable land uses. Great plant for hiding swimming pool safety fencing, particularly chain link. Use as an evergreen background plant for more high profile tropicals or perennials or back of a shrub border. Plant around patios and prune for enclosure and light filtered shade at maturity. Makes a good warm climate topiary specimen.|
|Companion Plants||Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia); Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila); African Daisy (Osteospermum); Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Rose (Rosa)|
|Care||Prefers slightly acidic, well-drained soils, rich in organic matter. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer 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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