Eugenia myrtifolia ‘Nanum’

Teenie Genie® Miniature Brush Cherry
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Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

4′ Tall x 4′ Wide

Exposure

Partial to Full Sun

Water

Regular

Flower Color

Creamy-white

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Attractive bronzy foliage, Attracts birds

Container Sizes

#1, #5

Natural Growth Habit

Rounded

Sunset Garden Zones

16,17, 20-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9-11

Very slow-growing evergreen shrub with a rounded growth-habit to 4’tall and wide with age. This compact-growing variety is among the smallest of dwarf varieties, and makes a great alternative to Boxwoods or Box-Leaf Euonymus. Its lustrous foliage emerges with an attractive reddish-bronze tint, to eventually mature to rich tones of green. Brush-like, mostly inconspicuous creamy-white flowers appear in spring, followed by rosy-purple-colored berries that attract various of birds, though flowering and fruiting can be inconsistent. Because of its extreme dwarf form, this variety requires little maintenance to retain its compact appearance, and is well-suited as a border, small hedge or container specimen, as well as making an excellent topiary subject. If a formal appearance is desired, shear in winter to prevent the tender new foliage from scorching in warmer temperatures. Thrives in a rich, fertile soil with regular watering and a partial to full sun exposure.

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