Common name: Rose Apple
Malay name: Jambu Mawar
Scientific name: Syzygium malaccense (L.) Merr. & L.M. Perry
Conservation status: Least Concern, Cultivated, Native to Malaysia
A small, evergreen tree that grows up to 15 m tall. Tree crown is dense and spreading. Tree trunk is low-branching. Leaves are glossy, tapering and oppositely arranged. Bears clusters of white, fluffy flowers that are 5-10 cm wide. Fruits are round to egg-shaped, whitish to yellow, have a crown-like structure and smell like rosewater.
Habit: Perennial tree
Cultivation: It is planted by seeds, budding, air-layering or grafting
Ecological function: This tree is shade-providing. Its flowers attract pollinators.
Pollinator: Bees and other insects
Soil: Fertile loamy soils. It tolerates poor soils and saline soils
Moisture: It grows in both well-drained and waterlogged soils.
Shade: No shade. Partial shade for young plants
Use: The fruits of this tree are edible. Its leaves are used for perfumery. This tree is planted as an ornamental tree.