Syzygium australe ‘Blaze’ – Lilly Pilly

A small naturally dense shrub with mid-sized glossy green leaves with bright red new growth. White powder-puff flowers are followed by pinkish fruits that attract birds. The fruit has a pleasantly sour taste and can be eaten fresh or made into jam. A great native hedge plant, as it responds well to pruning. Can be used for bonsai, low screening and as a good topiary plant. Also perfect for containers.
Does well in sun to partially shaded spots, and adapts to most soil types. Feed with a good all purpose fertiliser through the warm months, and mulching will help to improve the soil and keep down weeds.
Can be affected by psyllids, which make dimples on the leaves. These are easily dealt with by picking off affected leaves.

Scientific Name:Syzygium australe
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Other Common Names:Rose apple
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2.5 metres
Width:1.2 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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