Syzygium australe ‘Garden Lights’ – Lilly Pilly

A compact psyllid free variety of lilly pilly that grows from 1 to 5 metres tall and around 3 metres in width. A good hedge and topiary plant, and if pruned to form a trunk it makes a good street tree. It has mid green foliage with new growth of red and bronze colouring. It has fluffy cream flowers in spring and summer followed by purple berries which are edible and attractive to birds. Only takes light frosts. Grows in sun to part shade.

Scientific Name:Syzygium australe
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 5 metre
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
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, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
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:Bonsai, Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, 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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