Syzygium australe ‘Elite’ – Lilly Pilly

A great hedging and privacy plant, with a fast growing and dense growth habit. It has glossy green leaves with bronze orange new growth. Also good for topiary and bonsai. Grows naturally to around 5metres tall, but can be pruned to size and shape. Attracts native birds for the flowers, the reddish edible fruit and refuge. It is a good idea to start regular tip  pruning when young if using for hedges, to ensure bushiness to the ground. Fertilise in spring and summer. Good for sunny to light shade, well drained soil with good organic content.

Scientific Name:Syzygium australe
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 5 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Edible, Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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