Found only in South Africa, Syzygium pondoense is a fairly rare species which grows as a woody shrub or a small tree. Ithas a distinctive mass of showy, sweet-scented, white flowers, with numerous stamens, which appear at the ends of the branches (2) (3) (4). Syzygium pondoense produces numerous, large, fleshy, red to purple berries during the autumn (3) (4).
The leathery leaves of Syzygium pondoense are arranged in opposite pairs, and are usually dark green on the upper side and paler below, with a conspicuous midrib and prominent reddish veins. New shoots and young leaves are generally reddish (2). The single stem has reddish-brown bark, turning grey to whitish as the plant ages (2) (4).
- Height: up to 3 m (2)