Syzygium myrtifolium is a common tree we see planted along many public roads in Malaysia. It is regularly pruned to bring out the most striking feature, its colourful foliage. Eugenia trees are suitable as topiaries as they can be shaped into a boxed or compact form. The leaf shoots are orange-red and they change colour to yellow, pale green and then dark green as they mature. The flowers attract many butterflies, honey bees and carpenter bees, wasps and hornets. The tree is easy to grow since it is a native plant. It is found naturally in swamp forests along the coastal regions. Now we urbanites can find these trees along the city streets, public parks, gardens and many residential homes. They are often used as a hedging plant or ornamental tree, also sculptured into topiaries or even made into bonsai.