Syzygium cordatum growing tree of the genus Syzygium also known as Water berry tree or Syzigium cordatum, Syzygium cordatum perennial evergreen plant with edible fruits, fragrant flowers and also used as ornamental plant as shade tree, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 11, but with right overwinter care especially when the tree young can grow in hardiness zone 10b+
Leaves green in oval shape, the leaves are shiny and when the leaf is young it grow in red color.
Flower fragrance, color white with multiple stamen like needle and the flowers grow in clusters.
Syzygium cordatum fruits
Fruit color is purple-black, the fruit taste sweet with astringent
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Requirements for Syzygium cordatum growing and care:
Better than 10C(50F) when the tree is young it’s more sensitive to the cold, organic material, rich soil, when the trees young better to cover with mulch
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Air layer
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but if the fruit tasteless and it might happened graft on tree better cultivars
Difficulties or problems when growing:
The seeds grow too easily and can be invasive in the garden
How to plant:
Dig a hole as deep as the current root ball plus extra 30-50%, put in the hole organic matter, hummus and dried leaves and mix it with some soil, put the tree and loos little bit the root ball above the hole, plant the tree, cover it and don’t push the soil too much strong but not too much lightly because it won’t be stable, after this put mulch and dead leaves on the soil to keep moist on soil, put water every day for the next two weeks (better in the morning) , better to take care that the tree will be stable, and if not support it with bamboo or a stick that it won’t fall.
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 10b, spring to autumn, hardiness zone 11, all year hardiness zone 12+
Pests and diseases:
Autumn to winter and also possible after the fruit season
How to prune:
For design and easy fruit pickup
Size of the plant:
7-15 m, 21-45 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, in containers need to keep the plants small, start with pot that will be 20-50% more than the root ball, bigger the plant smaller the percentage, every time that the tree arrive to full capacity need to switch to bigger until arrives to desirable size, better to use this method because the soil lose the viability over time and it’s efficient of care for the tree, when the plant big need to switch part of the soil, drainage it’s important and need to make holes and to use peat soil and maybe some lava grit in the bottom or something like that, put a bottom for the container and when water the plant let it fill the bottom but also need to dry in the same day
General information about the flower
White flowers with multiple stamen like needle, the flowers grow in clusters,
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Spring / early summer
Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, fruit fly
What can be done with big quantities of Syzygium cordatum fruits?
Eat raw, alcohol, jams
Work requirements on the fruit:
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit
Require to eat it fully ripen cause the fruit astringent