Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - March
|Common name ||Claudie satinash|
|Scientific name ||Syzygium pseudofastigiatum B.Hyland|
|Etymology || |
Genus: From the Greek, syzygos, jointed; refers to the paired leaves and branchlets of a Jamaican species (Calyptranthes zuzygium) for which the name was originally used.
Species: Referring to a superficial similarity to the Malesian species Syzygium fastigiatum.
|Distribution ||Confined to the Cape York Peninsula in Queensland, south to Massey Creek.|
|Native habitat ||Occurs in rainforest and particularly in gallery forest at altitudes below 450 m. |
|Description || |
A rare tree to 35 m high, with clusters of edible white berries.
|Flowering/fruiting ||Fruits in late summer to autumn.|
Location in Garden
Planted between the Visitor Centre and Melaleuca House Cafe in Bed 255.
This species is available from specialist native nurseries, it is frost tender and will need a warm position in your garden.
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