Eugenia is a genus of flowering plants in the myrtle family Myrtaceae. It has a worldwide, although highly uneven, distribution in tropical and subtropical regions. The bulk of the approximately 1,100 species occur in the New World tropics, especially in the northern Andes, the Caribbean, and the Atlantic Forest (coastal forests) of eastern Brazil. Other centers of diversity include New Caledonia and Madagascar. Many of the species that occur in the Old World have received a new classification into the genus Syzygium
Eugenia sprengelii is an evergreen shrub or tree with a dense, pyramidal crown; it can grow up to 6 metres tall. The bole is generally crooked, around 15 - 25cm in diameter.
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and source of wood. Very ornamental, but rarely used in the garden because of its slow growth. It is sometimes grown for topiary and is also grown in pots as an indoor plant.
Eugenia (Eugenia sprengelii) is a tall bush, can reach about 4.0 meters.
The shape of this Bush is rounded by constant pruning.
Its leaves are linear and small of an intense green.
When pruned it produces small white flowers followed by red berries appreciated by birds.
It can be cultivated all over the country, is resistant to heat and intense cold.