Looking for the perfect little topiary tree for your mini-garden? Eugenia is a great choice. These are evergreen shrubs that are hardy outside only in the warmest areas, but they will grow outside during the summer and inside year-round. They need bright light, so if you’re planting them as part of an indoor garden, plan to keep the garden next to a west- or south-facing window.

Plant Profiles

Garden type: outdoor, indoor
Use/function: tree
Hardiness zone: 9–11
Height: varies (6–12 inches is common)
Growth rate: very slow
Light: full sun to part shade
Water needs: medium to high

Plant Pictures

Teenie Genie™ can be trained as a standard or topiary tree in the miniature garden.