Monterey Bay Brush Cherry
Eugenia myrtifolia 'Monterey Bay'
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|
|Average Size at Maturity||Reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide, in natural form.|
|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.|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Mediterranean|
|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||Easy Care, Showy Fruit, Year-round Interest|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Key Feature||Year-round interest|
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