The EUGENIA

GARDEN CENTER CAPE CORAL

Eugenia is a broad leaf evergreen shrub or small tree native to Asia, is a warm-climate lover! Also called brush cherry, it has become a favorite species in its preferred climate for gardeners who like to keep attractive, neatly trimmed evergreen hedges.

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Planting Instructions
Plant Space: Eugenia plants 3 to 5 feet apart to encourage their branches to mingle together and form a solid hedge. A partially sunny site is ideal. Eugenia is not picky about soil type, but it should not sit in standing water. Improve soggy locations with one-third peat moss or compost to facilitate drainage.

Water: Your Eugenia hedge during extreme drought. The leaves will start to curl when drought stressed. Water at ground level with several gallons of water for deep penetration.
Plant Care Tips
Fertilize: Each Eugenia plant in spring, summer and fall with 1/2 cup organic, balanced fertilizer, such as 10-10-10. Gently scratch the granules into the mulch or top layer of soil above the root zone with gloved fingers or a handheld, 3-prong cultivator.

Maintain: A 1- to 2-inch layer of organic mulch, such as shredded bark, throughout the year to conserve water and protect the roots from sun damage.

Trim: Eugenia up to six times a year with hedge clippers to maintain its size and tight, manicured appearance. Eugenia grows 12 to 20 feet tall if left alone, but you can prune it as low as 5 feet.
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