Brush Cherry Tree Bonsai - 8 Years Old

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  • The Brush Cherry is an evergreen tree or shrub with dark green glossy lance-shaped leaves. It bears small white flowers and edible red fruit. The tree is native to Australia and New Zealand.
  • The Brush Cherry likes sunny, warm locations. It can tolerate full sun but partial shade is recommended in the hottest areas. The Brush Cherry must be protected from frost and cold draught. In winter you can place it in a greenhouse or indoors.
  • Do not place it above a heating device. The Brush Cherry does not like a lot of variation in temperature.
  • Your large 8 year old bonsai will arrive at 14" to 18" tall in a 10" container and will perform best indoors.
  • The Brush Cherry grows vigorously and needs to be pruned quite often. Shorten new shoots to 1 or 2 leaf pairs after 6 to 8 leaf pairs have grown.

The Brush Cherry is an evergreen tree or shrub . The small dark green lance-shaped leaves are are firm, glossy and are arranged in opposite leaf pairs. In spring, the Brush Cherry may bear small puffy white flowers. The ripe red fruits in autumn are edible and birds like them. In Australia the Brush Cherry is often sheared to form hedges. If it is allowed to grow as a tree, it has a single trunk and a bushy, oval canopy. It does not tolerate frost.