Syzygium pseudofastigiatum is a tree with a dense crown; it can grow up to 35 metres tall[
Because of its recent recognition and occurrence in sparsely populated areas, this species has not been used commercially. It produces millable logs and could probably be sawn into structural timber. A dense crowned tree that would be useful as an ornamental shade tree for parks and street plantings. Flowers are small but the fruits are large and white[
Australia - northern Queensland.
Well developed rain forest, dry rain forest and gallery forest; at elevations up to 450 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Plants are intolerant of frosts.
Fruit - raw. The white, depressed globular or depressed obovoid fruits are about 20mm long and 25 - 35mm wide; the succulent flesh surrounding a solitary seed about 15 - 20mm in diameter[
The wood is a useful structural timber[
We do not have any more specific information for the wood of this species, but the various species of Syzygium tend to have somewhat similar timber. The general description of syzygium timber is as follows:-
The heartwood is a golden brown, greyish brown or brown, with pink or purplish glints; it is not clearly demarcated from the 1 - 4cm wide band of sapwood. The texture is fine; the grain slightly interlocked, sometimes wavy or irregular; there are resin deposits. The wood is heavy; moderately hard; somewhat durable, being moderately resistant to fungi and termites, but susceptible to dry wood borers. It seasons slowly, with a high risk of checking and distortion; once dry it is moderately stable in service. It works well with ordinary tools, nailing and screwing are good so long as the wood is pre-bored; gluing is correct. The wood is used for musical instruments, tool handles, furniture components, ship building, heavy carpentry, flooring, joinery etc[
Seed - best sown as soon as it is ripe.
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