Eugenia myrtifolia 'Variegata'/Lemon Swirl Australian Brush Cherry

Eugenia myrtifolia 'Variegata' / Eugenia myrtifolia 'Variegata'
Close-up view of variegated foliage
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Close-up view of variegated foliage

Clipped specimen

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Scientific Name: Eugenia myrtifolia 'Variegata'
Common Name: Lemon Swirl Australian Brush Cherry
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Red, Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: This shrub is grown for its interesting bronze-red foliage that matures to deep green with a white margin. Can be used as a hedge for topiary work or a formal, clipped hedge. Flower is rather inconspicuous, but the fruit is rose-purple and can be quite showy.