Eugenia myrtifolia (Syzygium)

Australian Brush Cherry

Boething Treeland Farms grows over 1,200 varieties of trees, shrubs, perennials and specialty plants on ten California nurseries to serve the wholesale landscape and nursery industries throughout the Western United States and beyond.

Plant Type: Shrubs

Evergreen-Deciduous: Evergreen

Overall Mature Size: Large

Also Grown As: Bush / Column

Mature Height & Spread: 15-40' x 5-15'

Natural Growth Habit: Columnar

Native To: Australia/New Zealand

Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water: Medium Water

Flower Color: White

Bloom Time: Summer

Special Features: Edible / Screen / Seacoast Conditions

Container Sizes: #5, #15

Sunset Garden Zones: 16, 17, 20-24

A Bit More

An Australian native, Eugenia myrtifolia or Syzygium conforms to a column, bush or multi-trunked tree shape as needed. Its sensitivity to frost confines it to Western Garden zones 16, 17, and 20-24 but it is a blockbuster in these lucky regions. With stunning glossy green foliage that emerges tinged with red, it is attractive all year but particularly when the creamy pom-pom shaped flowers appear in spring or summer yielding cherry-like berries in the autumn. The latter naturally attract birds in droves. It makes a fabulous screen or hedge, conforms nicely to topiary shaping, and serves as a wind-breaker where needed. It is also popular among bonsai artists. Australian Brush Cherry craves sunshine and medium water with well-drained soil, reaching 15-40’ tall and 5-15’ wide with time. As a bonus, it is drought and seacoast tolerant! Boething Treeland offers these in 5 and 15 gallons.

A Bit More

An Australian native, Eugenia myrtifolia or Syzygium conforms to a column, bush or multi-trunked tree shape as needed. Its sensitivity to frost confines it to Western Garden zones 16, 17, and 20-24 but it is a blockbuster in these lucky regions. With stunning glossy green foliage that emerges tinged with red, it is attractive all year but particularly when the creamy pom-pom shaped flowers appear in spring or summer yielding cherry-like berries in the autumn. The latter naturally attract birds in droves. It makes a fabulous screen or hedge, conforms nicely to topiary shaping, and serves as a wind-breaker where needed. It is also popular among bonsai artists. Australian Brush Cherry craves sunshine and medium water with well-drained soil, reaching 15-40’ tall and 5-15’ wide with time. As a bonus, it is drought and seacoast tolerant! Boething Treeland offers these in 5 and 15 gallons.