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Syzygium cordatum

Family: Myrtaceae

Common names: Waterberry (E); umdoni (Z); Waterbessie (A); Montlho (NS); umCozi (Sw); Muthwa (Ts); umJomi (X);

Tree

Syzygium cordatum

EVERGREEN

FULL SUN

SEMI FROST HARDY

HIGH WATER REQUIREMENTS

MEDIUM GROWER

FRAGRANT

ATTRACTS BIRDS

ATTRACTS INSECTS

FLOWER COLOUR:

AVERAGE SIZE:

11m x 11m
FLOWERING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Syzygium cordatum

DESCRIPTION
An evergreen tree with a dark brown, rough and corky bark. The smooth and leathery leaves are bluish-green to dark green above and lighter below. It bears dense heads of scented, creamy-white flowers with a fluffy appearance. The fruit is a smooth, glossy berry that ripens to a deep purple.
WILDLIFE
LANDSCAPING USES
A useful plant to stabilise river and stream banks. It makes an effective screen plant in a large garden. It may also be grown in a large container.
GARDEN THEMES
Forest, Water, Woodland
FLOWERS
FOLIAGE
BARK

4 Responses

  1. Hi Derik

    Thanks for visiting Plantbook.

    Syzigium cordatum does tend to have an aggressive root system. Depending on your location, rather consider another species like Diospyros whyteana (bladdernut) or Psychotria capensis (Black Bird-berry).

    Flourish!
    Glenice

  2. How is the root system like with this tree? I am looking at planting one close to our house, about 1m from the foundations. Any alternatives you would suggest with non-aggressive root systems?

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