The Q&A Archives: Monterey Bay Brush Cherry height

Question: Hi, I was told by a local nursery employee that the tag on this plant used to say it could grow up to 30'. I have looked on the internet and seen at least one site that says it does grow that high, but I figured I'd ask you! I am hoping that over time it would grow higher than 20'. Is it possible? Thanks!

Answer: Monterey Brush Cherry typically grows about 20' tall in most landscapes but the ultimate size will depend upon growing conditions and the care it receives. According to the California Urban Forest Institute, it can grow up to 50'. You might want to read their research on the brush cherry to help you make your decision: (

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