The Eugenias belong to the Myrtle family and are very desirable shrubs or small trees, growing to the height of from twenty-five to thirty feet. They have a handsome pyramidal habit of growth, their myrtle-like leaves being tinted with pink in their growing state. They give a very good effect in the shrubbery, and, when covered with their white myrtle-like flowers, or later with their reddish globular-shaped fruit, make handsome ornaments in our grounds. Eugenia myrt folia and Eugenia Smithiana (or Eugenia latifolia as it is sometimes named) are the best varieties for this coast.
Propagate by cuttings placed in sandy soil in a cold frame, in October, or by seeds sown in early Spring, also in a cold frame. Cover the seeds to the depth of one-sixteenth of an inch.