Syzygium paniculatum

Brush Cherry
Brush Cherry
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Plant Type

Tree, Shrub



Overall Mature Size


Mature Height & Spread

30-50′ x 5-15′


Full Sun, partial Shade


Medium, Low Water

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Coastal Conditions

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15

Natural Growth Habit


Sunset Garden Zones

16-17, 20-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone


Syzygium paniculatum has previously been known botanically as eugenia but is now syzygium. Syzygium paniculatum is an upright tree that can reach 30-50+ feet tall at maturity. It often goes by the more common name: brush cherry. It is popularly maintained as a large screening shrub or a formally kept hedge. Syzygium paniculatum is also used for topiary gardening and Village Nurseries offers syzygium paniculatum in 2 and 3 tiered “pom pom” versions.New foliage is produced nearly year round. It is bronze-red maturing to a 1/2 to 1 inch wide glossy green leaf. Syzygium paniculatum produces creamy white brush like flowers. They appear in late spring through early summer. The flower clusters then produce edible rose-purple fruit. Syzygium paniculatum is planted in sun or part shade and should receive occasional to moderate water. It is planted as a common hedge in many parks.

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