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How do you care for Eugenia Myrtifolia?

How do you care for Eugenia Myrtifolia?

Eugenia, Brush Cherry (Eugenia myrtifolia)

  1. Plant Feed. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly during active growth. Apply every other month during the winter.
  2. Watering. Keep soil evenly moist.
  3. Soil. All-purpose potting mix.
  4. Basic Care Summary. Keep away from cold drafts. Trim freely to maintain shape.

Does Eugenia like full sun?

Eugenia wilts dramatically when dry and the leaves quickly turn crunchy. Outdoor, set topiary eugenia in a sunny location so all parts of the plant receive direct sunlight.

Can Eugenia topiary be planted outside?

It can grow well in full sun outdoors, but in regions with hot summer sun, a spot that gets full sun for the morning hours, followed by partial shade in the afternoon, is ideal. It isn’t a good choice for a fully shaded spot, where it tends to lose leaf color and become leggy, an undesirable growth habit for a topiary.

How do you care for a Eugenia hedge?

Established eugenia plants are drought tolerant but will grow best with some irrigation. Avoid wet, waterlogged soil and allow the soil to dry out between waterings. Use a balanced, granular fertilizer in the spring, summer and fall for a total of three times per year.

Can Eugenia be grown in pots?

Eugenia requires well-drained soil. Choose a large pot with plenty of holes in the bottom. Use a good potting soil with generous handfuls of sand added to increase porosity. Young plants may require staking at first, and you can prune them to just one leader if you want the plant to be a standard tree.

How big do Eugenia trees get?

Eugenia natalitia is an evergreen shrub or small tree, growing 5–10 m tall and spanning up to 4 m wide. It is often multi-stemmed and the branches are spreading.

Is Eugenia fast growing?

A Eugenia garden hedge is very fast growing. Left alone, Eugenias can grow up to 20 feet tall, but as hedges, they are usually kept trimmed to only 5 to 10 feet (1.5 to 3 m.) tall. Due to their dense growing habit and thin leaves, Eugenias can easily be trimmed into beautiful formal hedges.

Can topiary stay outside in winter?

Most topiary trees are dormant in the winter but check to make sure it applies to your plant. You can forgo fertilizing and pruning, but you may need to water occasionally. It depends on the climate and type of tree. You may have to cover your topiary in freezing temperatures.

How cold can Eugenia tolerate?

Colder Climates – While this species tolerates some cold weather, prolonged freezing temperatures (below 32°F) will cause irreparable damage or death.

How long do Eugenia trees live?

As for its spread, the crown can spread to 20 feet, but this will, of course not happen when the plant is sheared into various shapes and forms. The lifespan on the Eugenia is also impressive. In optimal conditions, it can live for 40-50 years.

How do I winterize Eugenia?

Placing the plant in a sunny window facing south or west is ideal but, make sure it is not too close to the glazing so as to avoid cold air exposure in winter. Supplemental fluorescent lighting can help your plant maintain healthy green leaves throughout its slower growing winter season.

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