BRUSH CHERRY

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COMMON NAME Brush Cherry
BOTANICAL NAME Eugenia myrtifolia
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 In Spring, Summer, and Fall, apply a balanced general purpose fertilizer such as 10-10-10 or a slow release granular. 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 multiple stamens.
MONTH OF COLOR Summer
FRUIT Purple-red fruit, inedible.
ALLERGENS, TOXICITY AND ANIMALS Toxic to animals. (Dogs, cats, horses, humans.)
COMMENTS Good hedge, most often used to topiaries.
PRICE 15 gallon $75