BRUSH CHERRY – MONTEREY BAY

COMMON NAME Monterey Bay Brush Cherry
BOTANICAL NAME Eugenia myrtifolia ‘Monterey Bay’
HEIGHT 15′
WIDTH 10′
MONOECIOUS
EVERGREEN
LIFESPAN 40+ years
PERENNIAL
COLD TOLERANCE 23° F
SOIL TYPE Well-drained
WATER REQUIREMENTS Water after planting in ground, and water every day for 2 weeks. Week 3 and week 4, water deeply twice a week. From week 5 forward water deeply at least once a week until it has been 3 months. From then on, make sure your Eugenia is receiving a deep watering at least once or twice per month. Best results with regular irrigation. Supplement with water during droughts and the hot, dry months to keep your plant lush and thriving. Reduce watering in the Winter when growth slows.Regularly to occasionally.
DROUGHT TOLERANCE Medium
SALT TOLERANCE Medium
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS Full sun to part shade
FERTILIZING Sparingly use a general purpose 10-10-10 once every 3 weeks to 4 weeks from Spring to Summer for faster growth. Alternatively, use a slow-release fertilizer 3 times a year. Halt fertilizing from the Fall to Winter, then begin again in the Spring. Do not allow fertilizer to clump, be sure to disperse evenly. Clumped fertilizer can potentially burn roots, potentially harming or killing a plant. Avoid getting fertilizer on the leaves, flowers, stems, and trunk.
FLOWER Pretty, white flowers with several dozen stamens.
MONTH OF COLOR Summer
FRUIT Red fruits, inedible.
ALLERGENS, TOXICITY AND ANIMALS Toxic to animals. (Dogs, cats, horses, humans.)
COMMENTS Good for use as a hedge, such as the one in front of our nursery! Also commonly used for topiaries. Beautiful red hues imbued in the new growth.
PRICE 7 gallon $25