Monterey Bay Brush Cherry
Eugenia myrtifolia 'Monterey Bay'
Pronunciation: yew-JEEN-ia mer-tif-FOL-ee-a
|Description||A bold, lush appearance from a full-branching, richly colored, tall evergreen shrub. New growth remains reddish bronze over a long season. Creamy white brush-like flowers are followed by rose-purple fruit. Ideal for formal hedges and topiary, or planted in groups to create a dense, natural screen.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide, in natural form.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Showy Fruit|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen, Suitable for Topiary|
|Design Ideas||This shrub is almost always sheared into a formal shape but if allowed to grow natural it makes a huge, bushy barrier. Beware of the purple berries which attract birds and may stain paving. Makes a very rich-colored, high-density screening between neighbors or to disguise tall fences.|
|Companion Plants||Loropetalum (Loropetalum); Bottlebrush (Callistemon); African Daisy (Osteospermum); Rose (Rosa); Creeping Fig (Ficus pumila)|
|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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.