Wax Jambu (Syzygium samarangense)

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The Wax Jambu is a rare fruit tree native to tropical and subtropical regions of Southeast Asia. The unique fruit is a beautiful bright red color and is shaped like a bell. The fruit's snowy white flesh is crisp and refreshing like an apple and has a light, mildly sweet and flowery rose flavor.

Growing the exotic Wax Jambu fruit tree is really quite easy. They like humidity and moisture but not standing water. Wax Jambu can grow in a variety of soil conditions, as long as the soil is fertile and well-draining.  Wax Jambu trees may grow up to 40 feet in their native tropics, but can be maintained at a smaller height or even grown in containers.  Common names for Wax Jambu are Love Apple, Java Apple, and Semarang Rose-Apple.

Wax Jambu is in the Syzygium (Myrtle) family of plants, along with Jamun, Phak Mek, and Malay Apple.

Plant Type
Tropical/Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season

Mature Size
Up to 40 ft. 

Soil & Moisture
Loves moisture and humidity and fertile soil that is well-draining.  Wax Jambu doesn't like wet feet so make sure not to over water.

Light Requirements
Full Sun


Growth Rate

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Our Wax Jambu trees are Air-layered and ready to produce within 1 or 2 years.

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Wax Jambu is in the Syzygium (Myrtle) family of plants, along with Sow Exotic favorites JamunPhak Mek, and Malay Apple.

Benefits of Growing Wax Jambu

We love growing Wax Jambu for it's unique bell-shaped fruit and refreshing flavor.

Wax Jambu fruit is also rich in vitamin C, dietary fiber, vitamin A, calcium, and potassium.

Wax Jambu is in the Syzygium (Myrtle) family of plants, along with JamunPhak Mek, and Malay Apple.

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