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Monterey Bay Brush Cherry

Eugenia myrtifolia 'Monterey Bay'

Pronunciation: yew-JEEN-ia mer-tif-FOL-ee-a
SKU #03342

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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.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide, in natural form.
Deciduous/Evergreen Evergreen
Special Features Easy Care, Showy Fruit
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Fragrant
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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
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.

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