Syzygium Pondoense

17cm Pot – Bushy

PLU 3921

Picture(s) shown is for display purposes only and not the actual plant.

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Description

Syzygium Pondoense (pronounced sigh-zig-ee-um pondo-en-see), is a very rare shrub or a small tree in it wild.  On the website redlist.sanbi.org (consulted 3 July 2015), it is listed as Rare and endangered. Also known as Pondo Water Wood.
 
It is endemic to the Northern Eastern Cape, but extends to southern KwaZulu-Natal.
Uses: The genus Syzygium has many medicinal properties. Bark infusions of this plant are said to ease pain and coughing.
 
Distribution and habitat: It is often found in rocky beds of streams. Great for a wild fruit garden, because it attracts many bird species. Plant it in a sunny spot in the garden, but water well. With its reddish side veins and its colorful new leaves, it is a lovely ornamental plant. It is also an attractive container plant with its deep green, glossy foliage. Its weeping form placed in entrances makes a good focal point.
Growth Spread 90 cm
Growth Height 3 meters. 
See the source imageWater Requirements Moderate. Allow topsoil to dry between watering.
Frost Sensitive Yes
Flowering Period Autumn
Light Requirements Bright indirect sun to partial shade.
Soil Requirements Well drained compost rich potting mix.
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