Syzygium australe ‘Tayla Made’ – Lilly Pilly

A small dense shrub with mid-sized glossy green leaves with bronze coloured new growth. It is a great Aussie hedging plant that responds well to pruning. Can also be used for low screening, topiary work and as a feature plant. White powder-puff flowers are followed by red fruits that attract birds.The fruit has a pleasantly sour taste and can be eaten fresh or made into jam and as the base for a sauce. Grows in most soils, in full sun to part shade. Mulching and feeding with a good all purpose fertiliser will ensure optimal growth. Can be subject to psyllid attack, pick off any affected leaves to treat.

Scientific Name:Syzygium australe
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 2.5 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen
Special Uses:Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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