Brush Cherry - Knowledgebase Question

Costa Mesa, CA
Question by JBUGGELN
October 20, 1999
Please tell me about the SYZYGIUM Paniculatum Brush Cherry.
How fast does it grow and how high and wide does it grow?
Could this be a good narrow hedge plant?


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Answer from NGA
October 20, 1999

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Syzygium paniculatum, the Brush Cherry, can reach heights of 30'-60' unless clipped back on an annual basis. It's a moderately fast grower, especially in rich, moist, well-draining soils. It makes an excellent hedge, but has a thick root system which will crowd out nearby plants, and the dropping fruit can be messy if planted near pavement.

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