Thursday, September 9, 2010

Spectacular Monthly Tree - Syzygium cordatum (Waterberry)

Although we have many tree species at our nursery that are looking spectacular at any given time, we feature just one tree in particular every month that we know will offer you the best value for money and that will add that special touch to your landscape project.
The Syzygium cordatum, or Waterberry, is an attractive, medium to large evergreen tree, with a lovely rounded crown and is usually found near streams, along forest margins and in swampy areas. The elliptic to almost round leaves are bluish green on top and paler green below. The fragrant, nectar rich, white to pinkish flowers with numerous fluffy stamens, are borne on branched terminal heads from August to November, attracting a host of bees, butterflies, birds and insects to the garden. The edible, red to deep purple, berry-like fruit attract fruit eating birds, as well as being used medicinally. This beautiful shade tree is most rewarding when planted in compost rich soil in full sun and when kept well watered during the dry summer months, will grow up to 1metre per year. Plant the tree well away from buildings and paved areas as the strong root system may cause some damage. The timber from the Waterberry is hard and durable, especially in water and is used to make boats as well as good quality furniture and building material such as beams.

Botanical Name Syzygium cordatum
Common Name                Waterberry
Bag Size 50 lt
Quantity Available 350
Average Tree Height
& Trunk Thickness
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
Looking Good List for September 2010

TreeCo provides our readers with a downloadable, updated Looking Good List every month.
Please note that should you not find the tree that you are looking for on this list, TreeCo will readily source what you require, on your behalf. Rudi and Leske Neethling personally ensure that all trees supplied by TreeCo, conform to our high quality standards.
Please CLICK HERE to download our latest Looking Good List.

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