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Syzigium cordatum flower

Syzygium cordatum

Waterbessie (afrikaans)
Water Berry (english)
mutu (venda)
kowa (tswana)
umdoni (zulu)


Genus Syzygium
Specie cordatum
SA Plant Number 556
Basionym Syzygium cordatum

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Syzygium cordatum is a fairly hardy, large, evergreen tree with a dense, spreading, rounded crown. 

It has smooth bark with bands and blotches on it - smooth and white whilst young and turning darker grey and rough with age.

It has attractive thick, leathery, round, bluish-green leaves which are red when young.

The scented, creamy-white to pink flowers with conspicuous fluffy stamens are borne in heads at the end of branches throughout summer, and are followed by edible, purple, fleshy fruits, which attract birds, and also make a good wine.

A lovely, decorative shade tree for the larger garden that needs water to grow its best. It has aggressive roots and should be kept away from walls and pools.

 The flowers have copious nectar and attract birds, bees, butterflies and other insects. It is said to be an indicator of ground water and is fire resistant. Added to this, it also has many medicinal and magical uses. 

Size 15 to 30m




Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape


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