Eugenia myrtifolia Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay Brush Cherry
Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

15-20′ tall x 8-10′ wide

Exposure

Full sun

Water

Regular

Flower Color

Creamy-white

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Year Round Colorful foliage, Attracts Birds, Edible fruit

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Sunset Garden Zones

16-17, 20-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9-11

Moderate-growing evergreen shrub with a rounded to upright growth-habit to 15-20′ tall x 8-10′ wide. This attractive variety features lustrous, dense-growing foliage that emerges with a showy reddish-bronze tint, which it holds over a long season, to eventually mature to rich tones of green. Adding further appeal to this popular variety are the frilly, lightly-fragrant, creamy-white flowers that appear spring to early-summer, followed by showy, rosy-purple fruit that are a favorite for birds, and can be used to produce jellies or jams. Takes well to shearing (which should be done in winter) and is well-suited as a hedge, privacy-screening or container specimen, as well as making an excellent topiary subject. Tolerates a variety of different soil types, but thrives in a rich, fertile, well-drained soil with regular watering and a partial to full sun exposure.

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