Eugenia cryptophlebia F.Muell.
Eugenia macoorai F.M.Bailey
Eugenia rhadinantha S.Moore
Eugenia sordida F.M.Bailey
Eugenia subopposita F.M.Bailey
Eugenia wilsonii F.Muell.
Syzygium cryptophlebium (F.Muell.) Craven & Biffin
Syzygium wilsonii is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can grow 9 metres or more tall[
The subspecies Syzygium wilsonii cryptophlebium occasionally produces millable logs, which are marketed in Australia as 'Plum Satinash'[
]. The plant is grown as an ornamental, making a shrub or small tree in cultivation that is popular for its flushes of new growth and the cream flowers which attract birds[
Australia - Queensland.
Usually, but not always, an understorey tree in well-developed rain forest at elevations up to 1,550 metres[
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|Cultivation Status||Ornamental, Wild
Plants can tolerate light frosts[
Succeeds as a slender, crooked shrub in the fairly dense shade of the rain forest understorey[
]. When grown in a more open, but still somewhat shaded position in the garden, and pruned to keep it no more than 2 metres tall, the plant becomes dense and spreading and flowers heavily[
]. Requires a moist soil in a position sheltered from strong winds[
A slow-growing plant[
The plant usually commences flowering and fruiting as a shrub 1 - 3 metres tall[
We have no specific information on edibility for the fruit of this species, but the fruits of many members of this genus are edible[
]. The white, broadly obovoid to globular fruits are about 8 - 10mm in diameter; the thin layer of succulent flesh surrounding a large seed[
The boles are seldom large enough to be milled, but the subspecies Syzygium wilsonii cryptophlebium sometimes becomes large enough to produce 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 - sown fresh it germinates within a few weeks[
Cuttings are somewhat slow to root, but produce early-flowering plants[
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