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Syzygium cordatum | Waterberry tree for sale | Waterbessie

Buy Waterberry trees at prices for various bag sizes: see below.

or contact Sandra

Waterberry tolerates light frost but not drought. This evergreen tree quickly looses its leaves when experiencing dry conditions - its survival mechanism. Fortunately the tree sprouts as quickly when its water supply is restored.  Syzygium cordatum is a fast grower with a spreading canopy which provides deep shade. Its flowers and fruit are special attributes. Waterberry has an aggressive root system and is not suitable for planting in a small garden, or near a wall or paved area. It can be grown in a large container, but will require much love and care to keep it in a pristine condition. The tree responds well to pruning. Syzygium cordatum is an ideal deep shade tree for large gardens or parks.

Value to honeybees: Nectar, N1-3;  Pollen, P0-2;   Flowering months 8-1, (9-10).   (See  blog-post "The bee-value of South Africa's trees" for an explanation of codes)

Clay tolerance: Syzygium cordatum tolerates severe clay. (See blog-post "Tips for Planting Trees in Clay Soils" for more detail)

For more information on this species go to PlantZAfrica: Syzygium cordatum, Waterberry, Waterbessie

Available in 50L and 100L.  Contact Sandra for availability and price of trees in 450L.

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Syzygium cordatum (Waterberry) in 50L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-50L 


  • Height 1.8m+

  • Trunk 20mm+

  • Diameter 0.8m+


Syzygium cordatum (Waterberry) in 100L for sale. 

Recommended retail price-100L 


  • Height 2.5m+

  • Trunk 30mm+

  • Diameter 1.2m+


Prices exclude VAT and delivery cost. Discount available in accordance with Treeshop's policy.

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