Syzygium zeylanicum (Spicate Eugenia) is native to Sri Lanka, India, and Indochina. Its white or off-white flowers are fragrant and attract butterflies and hummingbirds. It is a small tree growing about 10 - 20 feet tall, thriving in full sun or semi-shade. It requires regular water and is highly salt tolerant, making it suitable for growing by the seaside.
It is ethnomedicinal plant, used in treating rheumatism, kidney stones, and toothache.
The fruit of the Syzygium zeylanicum is edible and has remarkable health benefits. Its berries have high levels of Vitamin C, phytochemicals and antioxidants. Fruits are a great source of dietary fiber and have anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic agents. This plant produces a good amount of fruits that can be eaten fresh or be used for making jams and jellies.
The Syzygium zeylanicum is easy to care for. It trievs in USDA Zone 9-11 and can be grown in containers in cold regions. Plant it in well-drained soil and water it twice a week. Feed it with light fertilizer once a month during growing season. If the temperatures drop below 30°F, bring the container inside.