Common name: Malay Apple
Malay name: Jambu Bol, Jambu Susu
Scientific name: Syzygium malaccense (L.) Merr. & L.M. Perry
Conservation status: Least Concern, Cultivated, Native to Malaysia
A small to medium-sized tree that grows up to 25 m tall. Tree crown is dense, rounded or conical. Tree trunk is straight and usually low-branching. Leaves are leathery and oppositely arranged. Flowers are reddish pink, clustered and somewhat fluffy. Produces reverse-egg-shaped fruit that are red, whitish or yellowish with white or pink streaks.
Habit: Perennial tree
Cultivation: It is planted by seeds, buddings, air-layering, grafting or stem cuttings
Ecological function: This tree is shade-providing. Its flowers attract pollinators.
Soil: Sand, loam, clay
Moisture: Well-drained, fertile soils
Shade: No shade
Use: The fruits, flowers, young leaves and shoots of this tree are edible. It is planted as an ornamental tree.