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Java plum

Syzygium cumini

Also known as

Jambolan

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Java plum Overview

There are about 400 to 500 species of evergreen trees and shrubs. They are grown for their attractive foliage, flowers and berries. The berries are edible and are either white, pink, magenta or purple, and will ripen in late summer to autumn. The foliage produces a dense canopy of shiny green leaves, The late spring and mid summer flowers are small, with white to mauve or crimson stamens which will give a fluffy appearance.

How to propagate Java plum

Seed

You can propagate by seeds in the spring.

Cuttings

Semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Other uses of Java plum

Grown for their overall appearance.