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TreeBook: Tree Species Indigenous to Southern Africa,   indexed by Scientific name.

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Syzygium cordatum

syzygium cordatum | Water berry | Striking flowers and fruit. Attracts birds

Water berry | Evergreen fast growing tree casting a dense shade | Oubaai Golf Estate

Gardening ideas

Suitable for a large garden as a fast growing, evergreen shade tree.

Syzygium cordatum

Water berry


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It is mildly sensitive ( min. temperature is -0.5C)

  • It will grow in soil type:

clay soil

Medium: 8m high; 8m crown

  • Mature size?

  • Plant in container?


  • It's leaf growth is


  • It's growth rate is


  • It's roots are

slightly aggressive

  • It's drought tolerance?

Needs much water

  • Sexes?

Bisexual flower on same the tree

  • Birds?

Fruit eaters

up to 10m

  • Screening value?

  • Flowers?

showy flowers

  • Value to game?

browse leaves

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