Monterey Bay Brush Cherry height - Knowledgebase Question

Aliso Viejo, CA
Question by laurieconner
February 8, 2006
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 from NGA
February 8, 2006


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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