Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors(hardy down to 30℉)
This plant is perfect for your area!
- Mature Height:
- 4-6 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 4-6 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Eugenia Myrtifolia
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The Eugenia Poodle is Packed with Personality!
If You Want a Plant that Stands Out – You Want This Double Ball Marvel
Also called Eugenia Pom Pom, the ‘Poodle’ offers endless possibilities to achieve an artistic touch to your ornamental garden, front porch, back patio - and even indoors. The unique growth habit of this double ball Eugenia plant makes for an interesting, almost regal architectural addition wherever you choose to grow it.
Proof that Planting is FUN
A tidy space saver, you can shape and manicure your poodle to add appeal to entrance ways; as a border along walkways; or position a few of them in a group of their own. Place over an under planting of succulents or flowers and create different shapes for each Poodle coming together as a series of sculpted shrubs! Place outside as a companion to complete your succulent gardens. The double ball feature leaves plenty of room for your creativity, allowing your inner ‘Donatello’ to create and shape your very own work of living art.
If allowed to bloom, the small creamy white flowers add color to the dense foliage in spring. The fine textured, new growth is an attractive red color adding to its year-round interest.
Other than shaping and pruning to your liking, the Eugenia Poodle is very low maintenance, as long as you don’t over water it or allow it to become too dry. In cooler climates, it does very well in a large container to add a stylish architectural element to your sunroom or glass house. Move it out to the patio in the summer months to provide a nice border feature!
The Eugenia Poodle thrives in full sun and bright light, but if you’re in the warmest zones, it will do best in partially shaded areas; ie: along the house or a wall, or on the front or back porch.
Order Now! Bring a new dimension to your gardens or sunroom with this year-round beauty that can be sculpted and shaped as a point of interest.
Customer Reviews & Photos
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It was a gift. My friend seems to be very happy with it.
It came in great condition especially considering it traveled from one end of the country to another plus the fern I bought. It's a little smaller than I hoped but k ow it will grow to five feet. It's probally three feet now. I'm pleased and anxious to grow to full size to be noticeable on either side of the garage doors where I planted it.
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Planting & Care
Location: The Eugenia poodle shrub can be grown in USDA plant hardiness zones 9 to 11 but is also commonly used as decorative, pot grown plant. The shrub grows rapidly at about four feet per year until it reaches a height of nearly 4-6 feet with a comparable width. Some species grow up to 35 feet if not pruned. However, when pruned in a ‘poodle’ shape the shrub's growth and shape are maintained indefinitely.
Planting Instructions: Choose a planting location that provides full sun and well-draining soil. The shrub will grow in partial sun but its growth rate might be slowed.
The Eugenia poodle shrub prefers slightly acidic soil. Amend the soil before planting with a generous amount of organic matter if there is poor drainage or to adjust the soil’s acidity. Till the organic matter into the soil at a depth of 18 inches. Remove all rocks from the soil and discard. Dig a hole that is twice as large in diameter as the shrub’s root ball and just as deep. Mix a general amount of bone meal into the soil. Place the shrub’s root ball into the hole. Fill in the planting hole with the bone meal and soil mixture. Tamp the soil down around the shrub’s roots to remove all air pockets. Do not plant the tree’s trunk below the soil’s line. Water the shrub thoroughly after planting.
Container Planting Instructions: The Eugenia poodle shrub will grow in a container as a patio plant or indoors in a sunny south or west facing window. If full sun cannot be afforded for the plant indoors, fluorescent lighting can be used.
Choose a pot that is twice the diameter of the Eugenia’s root system. The pot should have drainage holes in the base to allow water to flow freely away from the shrub’s roots. Use a general purpose potting soil and amend it with ample handfuls of sand to make it porous. Place two to three inches of the soil/sand mixture into the base of the pot and gently spread the shrub’s roots across the soil. Fill the pot with the soil/sand. Leave an inch of space between the soil’s topline and the rim of the pot. Water the shrub thoroughly to remove air pockets and settle the soil.
Irrigation: Water the Eugenia consistently for the first two months after planting. Keep the soil moist but not overly saturated. Once the Eugenia has established itself, it can usually subsist off rainfall unless there is a severe drought
Fertilizer: Fertilize the Eugenia in the spring, summer, and fall using a half a cup of organic, balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10. Water the fertilizer thoroughly into the soil.
Pruning: In order for the Eugenia to grow in a poodle shape, it must be trained and pruned. Prune the Eugenia in the spring and summer months. Remove only a few inches of growth per pruning season to shape the shrub. Prune the branches from the lower half of the shrub’s central stems and leave the top growth to form a poodle top. If being grown as a hedge, multiple trimmings will be needed. Typically you will prune up to six times to maintain a hedge.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|