Syzygium cordatum – Plant


Indigenous to South Africa, organically grown, and locally sourced from ethical growers committed to sustainable, Nature-friendly cultivation.

Common names: water berry (English).

Botanical name: Syzygium cordatum

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

The water berry, Syzygium cordatum, is a water-loving evergreen tree that grows up to 15 m tall and produces fragrant white to pinkish flowers and edible red to dark-purple berries. It is home to many birds and insects, and provides food and shelter for monkeys, bushbabies and kudu. The berries are also used to make an alcoholic drink, and the bark is used as a fish poison and a remedy for digestive and respiratory ailments. This tree is native to eastern and southern Africa, where it grows along streams, in swampy areas and in forest margins. It is best grown from seed and prefers full sun and moist soil.


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