Syzygium australe ‘Fortune Teller’ – Lilly Pilly

Syzygium ‘Fortune Teller’ is a medium sized shrub with lovely variegated foliage. In warmer months the leaves are yellow-cream and green, but in the cooler months it flushes with a range of colours, from crimson to bronze and orange. It grows to 3 metres tall and 2 metres wide, and can be pruned to size and shape. A great hedge, screen and topiary plant, as it responds well to trimming. It has cream fluffy flowers in spring, followed by purple edible berries. A great bird attracting plant.
Grow in full sun to part shade, does well on most soil types. Fertilise in spring with a good general purpose or native plant food. Frost and humidity tolerant.

Scientific Name:Syzygium australe
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 3 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cold climate, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Variegated
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, 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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