Syzygium Campanulatum, Christina tree – Plant

An exotic, evergreen and hardy tree with mesmerising orange-red emerging leaves.

Syzygium Campanulatum is a synonym of Syzygium myrtifolium Walp. The leaf shoots are orange-red and they change color to yellow, pale green and then dark green as they mature. The blossoms look like exploding fireworks. The flowers attract many butterflies, honey bees and carpenter bees, wasps and hornets.

The powder-puff flowers with no petals but many very conspicuous filamentous stamens. The leaves give out a mild cinnamon scent when crushed.The fruits look like berries. They ripen from green to dark red and they attract birds.


Plant Specifications

Plant Height 18 inch (46 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Wild Cinnamon, Australian Brush-Cherry, Kelat Oil, Kelat Paya, Red Lip
Maximum Reachable Height 10 to 20 m
Flower Colour White to pink
Bloom Time summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care


  • Regularly prune to bring out the most striking feature, its colorful foliage.
  • Provide lots of sunshine and regular watering.
  • Take extra care while transplanting.
  • Protect from heavy frosts.

    Syzygium Campanulatum Care

    It is found naturally in swamp forests along the coastal regions. Tolerates partial shade, but exhibits slower growth.

    Sunlight Full sun
    Watering Moderate
    Soil Moist to well-drained soil, Humus enriched and loamy soils.
    Temperature 18 to 26 degrees C
    Fertilizer There is no such a need of a fertilizer. If you sure about any deficiency in the soil then apply any organic fertilizer.

    Syzygium Campanulatum Special Feature

    Foliage and flowers

    Syzygium Campanulatum Uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • They are often used as a hedging plant or ornamental tree, also sculptured into topiaries or even made into bonsai


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