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Eugenia Topiary

Eugenia Topiary

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This species grows best in USDA hardiness zones 9 through 12. However, when properly cared for, this species can thrive in colder regions. The following will help you properly care for your Eugenia topiary:

Light Requirements – Whether planted in the ground or potted, this species flourishes when exposed to full or partial sunlight in the morning or late afternoon. Avoid direct sunlight when the sun is at its peak to prevent scorching.

Water Requirements – Eugenia is tolerant of mild drought conditions once established. Regular watering during the first two or three growing seasons encourages it to develop strong, deep roots. During extreme drought, deep watering once or twice weekly will help keep it disease-free.

Eugenia topiaries are sensitive to salt buildup in the soil (primarily when potted). Your tree will signal this condition by shedding leaves. When this happens, immerse the pot in distilled water to dissolve any excess salt, then water only with distilled water.

Note: When potted, water the tree as needed to maintain moist soil. Place the pot in a deep bowl or tray filled with distilled water to keep its soil moist.

Tip: An easy way to detect dry soil for potted or planted Eugenia trees is to check the top inch of th