Lemon Swirl® Australian Brush Cherry
Eugenia myrtifolia 'Variegata'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
|Botanical Pronunciation||yew-JEEN-ia mer-tif-FOL-ee-a var-ee-GAY-tuh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow to moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage|
|Growth Habit||Columnar, Pyramidal|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Topiary, Woodland Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Showy Fruit, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly, Tolerates Urban Pollution|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Colorful Hedge or Accent|
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