This tropical tree can grow to a height of 16 to 50 feet (5-15m) depending upon temperature and weather conditions. Wax Jambu is native to Malaya and the Nicobar Islands where the trees grow in coastal rainforests. It is very common in Southeast Asia and, Thailand, Viet Nam, Taiwan, Zanzibar and India. It also grows well in central and South America. Wax Jambu is ultra-tropical and cannot handle temperatures below 45 degrees, preferring temperatures above 65 degrees. Soil must be fertile for good fruit production. Flowers appear in May and June in Florida and fruits ripen in July and August. It is a heavy producer on good soils and can produce 500-700 fruit when 5 years old. The ripe, pink fruits are small (about 3/4 - 1" / 2- 2.5cm) long, sweet and can be eaten fresh or cooked, for sauces, jams and jellies. Green fruits are eaten raw with salt. Wax Jambu is an excellent shade tree with thick, very dark green, wide leaves. A must for any collector of rare and tropical fruits.