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Eugenia myrtifolia

Family: Myrtaceae (mir-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eugenia (yoo-JEE-nee-uh) (Info)
Species: myrtifolia (mir-tih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Syzygium paniculatum
Synonym:Eugenia paniculata

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9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive kcarneal On Mar 19, 2007, kcarneal from Del Mar, CA wrote:

This is a fast-growing, dense shrub which is an excellent choice to provide privacy or screen an unfavorable view. Birds love to nest in it. Until recently, the Eugenia psyllid caused leaf distortion particularly along the coastal regions of California; but with the introduction of ACE systemic, which is squirted into two holes drilled in the trunk (it's easier than it sounds), the psyllid is eradicated and any nests are left undisturbed by pesticides.

Positive Chris_Lorry On Jan 10, 2006, Chris_Lorry from Vero Beach, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Makes a beautiful, dense privacy hedge. Also, with a good mulch layer it is able to survive our FL dry season with minimal supplemental watering. As for it's cold tolerance, frost does not appear to cause any visible damage.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Crockett, California
Del Mar, California
East Palo Alto, California
Norwalk, California
Pasadena, California
San Leandro, California
Malabar, Florida
North Fort Myers, Florida
Vero Beach, Florida

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