Wax Jambu - Red

Syzygium samarangense

Wax Jambu - red

Red waxy skin with crisp white flesh. Highly ornamental as well as sweet and tasty. Fast growing tree bearing attractive red pear shaped fruit that is crunchy and refreshing on a hot summers day. A highly ornamental fruit due to its striking red colour.
Other Names: Bell fruit Macopa

$49.00 ($19.75-$79.00 choose a size)

Specifications of Wax Jambu - Red

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From CuttingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas SA, WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months January, February, March

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Wax Jambu - Red Reviews & Tips

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8y ago

Dayboro, QLD, Australia

Seemed to suffer wind burn very easily and leaves shrivelled up, managed to ressurect once before finally dying. Was one of a few small plants that carked it in Brisbanes second driest October on record (2013)

★★★★ 11y ago

Quakers Hill, NSW, Australia

Another one of my favourite fruits. Its so refreshing on a hot summers day, you can pick it straight from the tree and your satisfied from the minute you taste it. Very crunchy fruit, beautiful flowers. Cant wait till it bears fruit. High hopes for thi...

★★★★★ 12y ago

Cooroibah, QLD, Australia

Very healthy tree, but hasnt shot away as yet, think it will soon.

12y ago

COBURG, VIC, Australia

Looks like it died within 2 months of arrival. In 25L bonsai bag. Early Melbourne Spring (8-16 degrees). 

12y ago

Noble Park, VIC, Australia

3 dead reds over winter

David White
15y ago

Newcastle, NSW, Australia

Wax Jambu - Red

A bit too tropical for my area. Tree spends all Spring and half of Summer just recovering it's size and vigour after Winter setback. Good luck below Brisbane.

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