How to grow Syzygium australe

Syzygium australe growing tree of the genus Syzygium also known as Brush Cherry, Syzygium australe perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental shade tree or bonsai (Brush cherry bonsai), can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves are shiny and when the leaf is young it grow in red color.

Flower color white with multiple stamen like needle, the flowers grow in clusters.

Syzygium australe fruits

Fruit edible the color is pink or red, fruit taste sour to tasteless with astringent.

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How to grow Syzygium australe growing and care:

Frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Seeds grow too easily and can be invasive in the garden

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, ants

Pruning season:

How to prune:
For design to easier pick

Size of the plant?
Tree 15-25 m (45-75 feet), can be design as shrub 1-3 m (3-10 feet)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White flowers with multiple stamens like needle, the flowers grow in clusters,

Pollination is done by:

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, fruit fly

What can be done with big quantities of Syzygium australe fruits?
Eat raw

Work requirements on the fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-4 years

Ripening of fruit:
Require to eat it fully ripen cause the fruit astringent

Scientific name:

Syzygium australe

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Leaf color

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone