Syzygium paniculatum growing tree of the genus Syzygium also known as Eugenia Topiary or Magenta lilly pilly, Syzygium paniculatum perennial evergreen plant, grown for the edible fruits, but mostlyused as ornamental plant as shade tree, hedge plant or as bonsai and can be Topiary globulus shape, can grow in tropic mediterranean, subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.
Leaves are shiny in elliptic shape and when the leaf is young it grow in red color.
Flower color white with multiple stamens like needle, the flowers grow in clusters.
Syzygium paniculatum fruits
Fruit edible color is magenta, pink or purple, fruit taste is sour to tasteless with astringent.
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Requirements for Syzygium paniculatum growing and care:
Frost free, rich soil, organic matter
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed (explanation bellow) / Cutting
How to propagate:
Propagating by cutting better to star in the early spring or with temperature of ~26C, requirements: moist soil, high humidity, peat soil, hormone for root growth, highly recommend to use green house (or small plastic box with holes).
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
How to plant:
Dig a hole as deep as the current root ball plus extra 20-40%, 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 and 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 to keep moist on soil, put water, for the next two weeks put every day (better in the morning) , better to take that the tree will be stable, and if not support it with bamboo or a stick that it won’t fall.
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
For design to easier pick
Size of the plant:
Tree 7-15 m (21-45 feet), can be design as “shrub” 1-3m (3-10 feet)
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Average 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, choose the desirable size of pot be aware that too much big pot for the root ball it’s mistake, 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, if the water stay it mean too much water, reduce, choose soil possible to have potting mix or peat soil and perlite or vermiculite, add organic material and humus, also when growing in pot better to put fertilizer 3-4 times a year.
General information about the flower
White flowers with multiple stamens like needle, the flowers grow in clusters,
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Fruits pests or diseases:
Birds, fruit fly
What can be done with big quantities of Syzygium paniculatum fruits?
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
How to grow Syzygium cumini from seeds
Fresh seeds because the seeds lose their viability fast, rich soil, sunny location, moist soil, humidity
Saving seeds until sowing:
Room temperature, dark and dry location
Possible from spring to autumn but will be the best in spring to early summer and in hardiness zone 10a after the last frost, in tropical climate possible also in the winter
Better plant each one in different pot because it’s easy to take care and then choose the best to transplant in the right location
Depth of Sowing:
2cm (1inche) from the top of the seeds
Conditions for seeds germinate:
Moist soil and full sun, peat soil and perlite or other light soil
Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water – keep the soil moist don’t let the soil dry, maybe put mulch to help to keep the moist of the soil
2 weeks to 1 month
Condition of seedling:
Seedling needs support of fertilizer with nitrogen in order to grow faster, weed free area and they will grow faster also sunny location and warm weather
Alternative names Eugenia paniculata, magenta lilly pilly or magenta cherry, Eugenia paniculata globulus, australian brush cherry, eugenia myrtifolia, Eugenia Topiary, Magenta lilly pilly, syzygium globulus, eugenia cone plant, brush cherry