The Eugenia genus contains over 1,000 different species. The group is native to tropical regions and cannot survive freezing conditions. Some forms can easily grow up to 20 feet (6 m.) high, but the shrub is easy to keep to a lower habit with annual pruning. Leaves are shiny and oval, with news leaves arriving reddish in hue and changing to green as they age. Brush cherry is an evergreen and performs best in sun but can tolerate partial shade. Eugenia care in well-drained soil and proper temperatures is minimal. Caring for Eugenia plants that are potted requires a bit more effort than in-ground plants, but the arrangement allows temperate season gardeners to enjoy this lovely bush. Just remember to move it indoors when chilly temperatures threaten.