Eugenia myrtifolia ‘Variegata’ Lemon Swirl

Lemon Swirl® Australian Brush Cherry
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Plant Type

Shrub

Evergreen-Deciduous

Evergreen

Overall Mature Size

Large

Mature Height & Spread

15-20′ tall x 8-10′ wide

Exposure

Partial to Full Sun

Water

Regular Watering

Flower Color

Creamy-white

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Attractive creamy-green foliage, Edible fruit, Attracts birds, Responds to shearing

Natural Growth Habit

Upright

Container Sizes

#5, #15

Sunset Garden Zones

16,17, 20-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

9-11

Slow to moderate-growing evergreen shrub with columnar to pyramidal growth-habit to 15-20′ tall x 8-10’wide with age. This attractive variety features dense-growing, glossy green leaves with irregular creamy-white margins, which makes a wonderful contrast to the emergence of its bronzy-red juvenile foliage. Adding further appeal are the brush-like, creamy-white flowers that appear in spring, followed by showy rosy-purple-colored fruit that attract various species of birds and can be used to produce jelly or jam. Takes well to shearing and is well-suited as a large hedge, privacy screening or large container specimen, as well as making a good topiary subject. Tolerates a variety of different soil types, but thrives in a rich, fertile, well-drained soil with regular watering and a partials to full sun exposure.

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