On Apr 10, 2013, bluedragonbonsa from East Hemet, CA (Zone 7a) wrote:
I have two brush cherry plants that I have just turned into bonsai. They are 18-20 years old. They were in my front yard for years. This winter they got alot of frost burn , I cut them back and then just removed them from my yard. I put them in large containers and did a shape on them. I will post pictures of them soon. They are growing fine now and will make very good bonsai . The trunks are 4-5 in. round and they stand two ft. tall. I live in Hemet ca. 92544 zip.
I planted 7 Brush Cherry's at my brother's home in Moreno Valley CA in very granitic soil. They were in 5 gallons and against a block wall getting the afternoon sun. They are thriving during the 5 years since their original planting as a row hedge. He pruned the bottom so that just the trunk was showing. He did not water it regularly.
I purchased 2- (5) gallon plants this week and planted them in Riverside CA in clay, wet soil against a block wall that will give off radiant heat. I purchased them from Louie's nursery in Riverside Ca. They are ordering 3 more for me.
On Jan 26, 2010, King_Slav from Los Angeles, CA wrote:
I see this plant growing successfully as a narrow hedge around my neighborhood and would like to plant a hedge myself, but can't seem to find it at any local nurseries or big box retailers. Does anyone know where this can be purchased in the Los Angeles area?
This fast-growing, dense shrub 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 a systemic that 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.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Bakersfield, California Burbank, California Carlsbad, California Coto De Caza, California Del Mar, California East Hemet, California East Palo Alto, California Garden Grove, California Los Angeles, California Manhattan Beach, California Mission Viejo, California Moreno Valley, California Norwalk, California Riverside, California Rosedale, California San Leandro, California Tustin, California Visalia, California Campbell, Florida Chuluota, Florida Mangonia Park, Florida