Teenie Genie® Miniature Brush Cherry

Eugenia myrtifolia 'Nanum'

The dwarfest of the dwarfs! An excellent small feature or container plant requiring no maintenance. Extremely tight, twiggy branches form a dense mound of green leaves. New growth is an attractive reddish bronze. Evergreen.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationyew-JEEN-ia mer-tif-FOL-ee-a NAH-num
Average Size at MaturityVery slowly reaches 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeInconspicuous; prized for foliage.
Design IdeasUse as edging, mini-hedges, to fill up odd corners at walkway edges and to offer a startling contrast to the foliage of other dwarf shrubs. Highly versatile form that's perfectly adapted to coastal or city gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Mediterranean
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Topiary, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Ornamental Berries, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsFig (Ficus); Lantana (Lantana); African Daisy (Osteospermum); Lilyturf (Liriope); Bottlebrush (Callistemon)

Prefers slightly acidic, well-drained soils, rich in organic matter. Water deeply and regularly during the 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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