Plant Profile and Growing Hints
A small evergreen tree that will reach around 7m in height, Syzygium aquem is not a plant widely grown in Australia. It is a tropical species and will produce small glossy red fruit that are shaped a little like bells and appear in clusters.
The tree itself is open growing and will form a spreading shrub to small shade tree. This is a plant that requires moisture through the year and is not suited to areas with irregular rainfall unless irrigation can be used to supplement moisture.
In a good climate a single tree will fruit twice a year, and it is grown commercially for the fruit, however not in Australia. Fruit is eaten fresh and is also used in salads especially in Indonesia and India where it is widely grown.
Syzygium Aqueum ‘water apple’ or ‘water cherry’. Syzygium aquem is a native to India, Indonesia Indonesia and Malaysia. A medium to large sized evergreen tree that requires a moist tropical climate. The fruit is mild sweet and watery.
Propagation is from seed or from ariel layering.
Syzygium aqueum Availability.
At time of publishing:Syzygium Aqueum is not readily available in Australian Nurseries.
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