Eugenia sprengelii (Email for availability)

This is a small shrub or  tree native to South America and eastern Brazil. It is slow growing and often used as an ornamental because of its attractive foliage. The berries are slightly sweet, ripening between November and January eaten raw or enjoyed in recipes. The plant can be bonsaied, and looks beautiful when done so.

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Description

This plant requires consistently moist soil, and bright indirect light. Do not let the soil dry out completely. If the plant is not receiving enough water, the leaves will drop fairly quickly. Pot in a soil that is light, loose, rich in organic matter, and well draining to prevent diseases from too much standing water. Avoid soils with moisture retaining crystals for this reason. Protect from freezing temperatures and keep away from cold temperatures, it is sensitive to temps below 65 degrees F.  

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