Megalithic thumbs of Eugenia, seen and yes, admired at the Huntington. New growth is bronze-red, maturing to deep green.
Some Eugenia Psyllid (Trioza eugeniae) damage, but it isn't overly noticeable.
For decades, the go-to plant in Southern California for privacy hedging. Unclipped, untopped, a billowy 30'-50' (9 - 15 meter) tree. It can be sheared into an 18" (45 cm) wide, dense screen of any height; the plants will sprout new growth from bare wood.
The sad story of the Eugenia psyllid here. Ours show only minor damage, but have a way to go to compare with the beauties above.
Our young unsheared hedge, behind the house:
Well established plants can forgo summer water, if winter rains are good. Ours lived on grey water from the washing machine all summer long, and were the happier for it.
A local example, likely planted in the 1970's, still screening like a champ:
Cloud-pruned, in front of an Eichler:
My all time favorite treatment, sheared as a pair of...floor lamps?
Versatile, you must admit. If I had the space, I'd grow and clip myself a Syzygium Stonehenge.