Answer: Syzygium, Brush Cherry, grows best in full sunshine but will tolerate some afternoon shade. These plants are sensitive to colder temperatures and leaf drop is normal under these conditions. I suspect that your brush cherry shrubs are not getting enough full sunlight under the overhang on the east side of your house. Move them out into a sunnier location for best performance. Continue to water your shrubs as usual and new foliage should appear as soon as spring arrives and the nighttime temperatures warm up.
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