Thursday, November 5, 2009

Spectacular Monthly Tree - November 2009

The Syzygium cordatum or Waterberry is, as the common name suggests, a water-loving evergreen tree found on forest margins, near streams or in swampy areas. The elliptic to round leaves are bluish green on top and lighter green underneath. The fragrant white to pinkish flowers are borne in branched terminals and have numerous fluffy stamens which produce abundant nectar, attracting birds and butterflies to the tree. This very handsome tree grows to a height of 8-15m and provided it is kept well mulched and watered is a most rewarding addition to any landscape. The hard, heavy, though fine grained wood is pale reddish to grey and is extremely durable, especially in water. The bark provides a terracotta dye. The purple fruit is edible, though somewhat acid and is used to make an alcoholic drink. The Waterberry is well known for a diversity of medicinal remedies which have traditionally been used in many parts of Africa.

At TreeCo our Syzygium cordatum specimens are looking spectacular and due to their size, offer you exceptional value for money.

Botanical Name: Syzygium cordatum
Common Name: Waterberry (umdoni)
Size Available: 200kg
Quantity in Stock: 40
Average Tree Height: 3,0m
Average Trunk Thickness: 8cm
Should you require any further information, such as pricing details or should you wish to place an order, please contact Rudi on 082 829 5543 or Leske on 072 385 0270. Alternatively you are welcome to email us with your enquiry at

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