This versatile tree is an ideal container plant for patios, courtyards, or front porches. Since one of the outstanding features is its dense foliage, it is perfect for trimming into shapes such as spirals, spheres, or cones. When fashioned into shapes, eugenias work well in classical or formal gardens. This multipurpose plant is dense and fast-growing. Eugenias make for perfect privacy fences, hedges, or lone accent plants when planted in the landscape.
These trees are native to subtropical regions, so plant them in zones 9 and above. They enjoy consistent watering in well-drained soil. If eugenias experience a period of drought, they will defoliate quickly. These plants will not thrive in areas where water pools and does not readily drain. When planting them in the landscape, amend the soil with some compost and gardening soil. Fertilize them once in the spring, summer, and fall for the best results. A quality, slow-release granular fertilizer is ideal for consistent results.
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Easily trained into topiary forms, adds a structured and elegant look to gardens and patios
Eugenia, Eugenia Topiary
Tiny white flowers
Moderately and consistently moist, do not let soil dry out
9 and above
Well-balanced, granulated fertilizer, 3 times a year
6 feet tall when trimmed
In zones 9 and lower, use as a container plant or as an annual in the landscape
Foxtail fern, Mandevilla, Hibiscus