Brush Cherry


The Brush Cherry, Eugenia myrtifolia, is an evergreen tree with dark, lush and glossy foliage. This tree may bear small white flowers in spring. The Brush Cherry tree is native to Australia and New Zealand and will not tolerate frost. But this species is very popular as indoor Bonsai because of its vigorous growth and quick development. Making it one of the best varieties because it develops the trunk girth and ramifies very quickly. 


Brush Cherry prefers sunny and warm locations. They usually can tolerate full sun, but partial shade is needed in hotter temperatures. They dislike draught and cold temperatures. During the winter, this tree would do well indoors.


  1. Make sure the tree gets watered thoroughly and has sufficient drainage.
  2. Try mimicking rainwater by showering the tree rather than directly watering it.
  3. Do not water when the soil is wet.
  4. Try to provide adequate humidity as the tree does not like dry areas. Misting and a humidity tray are ideal.

  • Training: wiring is best recommended on younger shoots and twigs. Older branches should not be wired as they are very stiff and can snap easily. 

  • Pruning: Pruning is best recommended to be done in the spring or summer after flowering, but hard pruning can also be done in the fall or winter. The Brush Cherry grows vigorously and may need to be pruned often.

  • Repotting: repot once every 2-3 years and older ones once every 3-5 years. Make sure to not repot on years where hard pruning has been done. 


BABY: 6"-10" tall, comes in a 4" grower's pot.

YOUNG: 6" - 12" tall, comes in a 6" grower's pot.

SHOHIN MATURE: 6"-12" tall, comes in a 5" handmade ceramic pot. 

MATURE: 8" - 16" tall, comes in an 8" handmade ceramic pot.


These are not seeds - But an Actual Living Bonsai Tree.

Please see our Choosing a Bonsai page for the age and dimensions regarding the different stages of our Bonsai (Baby, Young, & Mature).


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 6 reviews


    Katharine House (Huntsville, CA)
    Love it!

    Enjoying the new addition to our bonasi family. Thank you. 😊

    Chau (Calgary, CA)
    Young brush cherry

    Arrived very well protected and in great condition in its packaging. Nice bushy tree, will buy again.

    MYLES PANASIUK (Vancouver, CA)
    Brush Cherry

    great baby tree.
    very healthy.

    Carla Carlucci (Ottawa, CA)
    Beauty Brush Cherry!

    Tree arrived safely and super healthy! Will be a return customer!

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