How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Eugenia (Australian brush cherry) Syzygium paniculatum
Family Myrtaceae (Myrtle family)

Plant identification

Eugenia is an evergreen shrub or tree that grows to 30 to 50 feet. This species is handsome as a clipped hedge, multitrunked tree or screen. Compact and dwarf forms are available.

Optimum conditions for growth

Eugenia can grow in several different climatic zones but can be damaged in areas where temperatures fall below 25° F. It is not frost tolerant. It does best in full sun to part shade and requires regular summer irrigation. Well-drained soils are desirable.

Australian brush cherry
Red new leaves and green older foliage of Australian brush cherry

Pests and disorders of Syzygium paniculatum


Environmental disorders



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