Lemon Swirl® Australian Brush Cherry

Eugenia myrtifolia 'Variegata'

Item 2440


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  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

New foliage emerges a bronze-red, then matures to deep green with an irregular, soft yellow margin. The lovely variegation adds wonderful color and contrast to landscapes. Dense evergreen foliage is ideal for a hedge or screen shaped as topiary or for a formal appearance. Rose-purple fruit provides color and can be eaten fresh or used for jam.

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Average Landscape Size
Slow to moderate growing; reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall, 8 to 10 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Eugenia myrtifolia 'Variegata'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Habit: Pyramidal ,   Columnar
Growth Rate: Slow
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Showy Fruit, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Variegated
Bloom Time: Spring
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Cottage ,   Contemporary
Design Ideas: This bushy tree makes the ideal screen or hedge plant due to its tolerance for shearing. A perfect side or backyard privacy screen to block off RVs drying yards, utility areas and undesirable land uses. Great plant for hiding swimming pool safety fencing, particularly chain link. Use as an evergreen background plant for more high profile tropicals or perennials or back of a shrub border. Plant around patios and prune for enclosure and light filtered shade at maturity. Makes a good warm climate topiary specimen.

Prefers slightly acidic, well-drained soils, rich in organic matter. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune only as needed to maintain desired shape; as a topiary, prune regularly to maintain form.

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