Syzygium paniculata/Australian Brush Cherry, Eugenia

Syzygium paniculata / Syzygium paniculata
Dense foliage
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Dense foliage


Specimen shrub growing in a southern California botanical garden

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Scientific Name: Syzygium paniculata
Common Name: Australian Brush Cherry, Eugenia
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Fruit present: Spring, Summer
Fruit color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Although the Australian Brush Cherry can grow to be a tree, it is normally maintained as a large shrub. Makes an excellent hedge. The new foliage is bronze-red. Creamy-white flowers are produced in spring and summer. Very popular hedge plant in the Santa Barbara, California area.