Common Name: Onionwood
These Onionwood fruit (Syzygium alliiligneum) were washed down into a stream in Palm Grove in the Australian Plant Communities section of the Botanic Gardens.
Photograph by: Brisbane City Council
Onionwood is a large, evergreen tree that can grow up to a height of 30 metres in the forest, but is much shorter when growing in an open, sunny position[
The edible fruit is sometimes gathered from the wild and consumed locally. The tree is very ornamental, with large, showy flowers that are followed by large red fruits, it is popular for street planting[
Australia - northeastern Queensland.
Very wet lowland rainforest, usually at elevations up to 300 metres, but occasionally to 700 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Grows best in a moist soil of high fertility[
The tree usually fruits abundantly[
A tree that can attain a large size in rain forest conditions but also performs well in open garden situations[
Fruit - raw[
When grown in an open sunny position it makes an excellent, bushy, screen plant[
Seed - fresh, peeled, clean seed germinates quickly[
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