Growing up to 4 foot per year, Eugenia can be a quick and easy hedge solution. This broadleaf evergreen shrub, sometimes called brush cherry, is native to Asia but grows well in U.S. hardiness zones 10-11. Continue reading to learn about growing Eugenia shrubs for a privacy hedge, as well as Eugenia hedge care. Eugenia Shrubs for Privacy Hedge Eugenia will thrive in sun to part shade but growth can be stunted in too much shade. Eugenia shrubs can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions but do not like wet feet, so well-draining soil is important. Eugenia hedge spacing depends on the kind of hedge you want. For a dense hedge to block out wind, noise or nosy neighbors, plant the shrubs 3-5 feet apart. For an open, informal Eugenia hedge, plant Eugenia shrubs further apart. Eugenia shrubs spaced 10 feet apart can still provide some privacy and will have a more open, airy and welcoming feel than a solid wall of Eugenia.