Rose apple poma rosa syzygium- jambos




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  • You will receive one bare-root seedling about a year old
  • This species is recommended for USDA Zones 9b-11. Full sun is best for fruit production.


Scientific name
Syzygium jambos (L.) Alston

Myrtaceae (myrtle family)

Southeast Asia

Fruit; living fence; ornamental
25 or even 40 ft (7.5-12 m) 3

Often the overall width exceeding the height 3
Dense crown of slender, wide-spreading branches 3
Plant habit
Branching low on the trunk
Growth rate
Young plants have a slow rate of growth, speeding up as they grow older
Twisted at the base; brown, furrowed, smooth bark 11
Evergreen; opposite; lanceolate of narrow-elliptic; glossy dark green when mature 3
Large; white to greenish-white; perfect 2,5
Drupe; globose to ovoid, smooth skin; fragrant; seeds 1-2 (-4), brown, rough coated, polyembryonic 2
May through July 3
Light requirement
Full shade to full sun 5
Soil tolerances
Copes with poor drainage; flooding; grows on various soil types 2
pH preference
5.5- 7.0, tolerating 5-8 2,7
Drought tolerance
Mature tree resists short periods
Aerosol salt tolerance
High 5
Wind tolerance
High; used as a windbreak on coffee/cocoa plantations
Cold tolerance
Withstands minimum temperatures down to 32 °F (0°C) 2

There are over 500 species in the genus, and S. jambos may be confused with several of them, notably another weedy species, S. cumini. However, the rosewater smell of S. jambos fruit is distinctive for the species. 8
The rose apple is a highly decorative evergreen large shrub or small tree growing to about 20 feet with low spreading branches and pale-brown bark. It is wide spreading and often will be wider than its height. 6

The leaves are about 10 x 0.6-2.4 in. (26 × 1.5-6 cm) in size, shiny and pink when young then fading to pale green on the upper side and lighter green and obscurely glandular punctate on the lower side. They are narrow and gradually tapered to the base with 0.3-0.5 in. (6-13 mm) long petiole. 11


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