Syzygium australe ‘Oranges and Lemons’ – Lilly Pilly

A small dense shrub with mid-sized glossy green leaves with bright red new growth that is a distinguishing feature of this cultivar. White powder-puff flowers are followed by pinkish fruits. The fruit is edible, it can be eaten fresh, or used to make sauces, jams and jellies. Birds also love the fruit. A great feature, screen, hedge or topiary plant that is also good for pots.

Scientific Name:Syzygium australe
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1.2 ~ 1.5 metres
Width:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Erosion control, 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.