Eugenia Yardadori

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So I was going for a Friday night beer run this evening and noticed my neighbor whom I don't really know digging up some trees in his front yard. One of them he didn't dig up yet caught my eye so I asked him I could dig it up for him if he would let me keep it. He was thrilled and agreed. I asked him if he knew what kind of tree and he told me it was a Eugenia he planted 30 years ago.
Check it out. I really hope it pulls through. It has an 8" base and I like the possibilities. Anyone have any experience with these? The leaves are small enough so I figure it was worth the effort. 20170811_174906.jpg 20170811_181702.jpg
 
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Nice !
Saves you 30 years of growing ;)

Quick google says this:
Eugenia uniflora is commonly known as the Surinam Cherry, Brazillam cherry, Cayenne cherry, Pitanga or Cerisier Carre. It is from the Myrtaceae family

I guess the species are suitable!
 
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If it lives there is going to be some large wounds to deal with but at least they are not in the front of the tree. After some research I believe this species will be good for bonsai. Its a waiting game for a while now. Anyone here have one?
 

petegreg

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I've got one E. myrtifolia started as a house plant, nothing special. It closes wounds quite well, but can't say if soooo big. It flowers every fall/winter, but the flowers have never turned into fruit, maybe because it's indoors.