How to grow Syzygium cordatum

Syzygium cordatum growing tree of the genus Syzygium also known as Water berry tree, Syzygium cordatum perennial evergreen plant with edible fruits, fragrant flowers and also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical climate and growing 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:

More than -2 C but better frost free, when the tree is young have to be 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:
The 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?
7-15 m, 21-45 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:

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

Pollination is done by:

Edible fruits

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:
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 cordatum

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