The Syzygium Buxifolium is a native species to South Africa and is commonly called a Roseapple/Brush Cherry or Myrtle. They get their names from the small bright red fruits which have a cherry-like appearance. The beautiful soft cream flowers precede the fruits are have wonderful long stamens which give them a star-burst appearance. The leaves of this species are naturally small in size giving this bonsai as naturally dainty stature. The new leaves are often flushed with a blush-red colour and fade to a dark green. A easy variety to grow and ideal for beginners. The bonsai has been a symbol of love, hence it has become an emblem for marriage. It is also believed to be the flower of the gods, being sacred to the Greek goddess Aphrodite, the goddess of love. … It also symbolizes good fortune. It is believed that cultivating a Syzygium Buxifolium plant will usher in peace and love to your home. This plant is also considered a representation for long life, as well as joyful living. It is very elegant bonsai tree that many people love to grow in their homes.