Syzygium luehmannii ( Riberry / Cherry satinash ) – Tube stock


A very popular tree in cultivation, it has a dense crown and produces beautiful flushes of new growth and small red fruits.

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Growth Form: Medium-sized evergreen tree with a dense, narrow crown and buttress roots.
Although forest trees grow up to 30 m tall, cultivated plants typically reach a height of 5 – 10 m.

Habitat: Occurs in subtropical rainforests. Also found near streams and rivers in scrubland.

Flowers: Cream-coloured to white flowers have 4 – 5 petals.
Fruits: Bright pink to red, fleshy berries are approximately round to ellipsoid (1 – 1.5 cm long, 0.9 – 1.2 cm wide).
Edible fruits have a clove- and cinnamon-like taste. They are added to ice cream, cakes, pies, jams and meat-based sauces.

Landscaping: This species produces attractive pinkish fruits and young leaves.
It is often planted in home gardens and parks as a low hedge or topiary.
Although it is a popular roadside tree in southeast Queensland (Australia), the abundant fruit production could cause a litter problem.
It is also suitable for planting in large containers.

Light Preference : Full sun
Water Preference : Moderate water

Plant & Rootzone Preference – Tolerance : Fertile Loamy Soils, Well-Drained Soils

Altitudinal range from near sea level to 1500 m.
Grows in well developed rain forest on a variety of sites.


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