Syzygium ‘Big Red’ – Lilly Pilly

A large sized, dense shrub with large, glossy leaves with gorgeous dark crimson new growth which contrasts beautifully with the mature green leaves. White summer flowers are followed by edible fruit. A great feature, screen, hedge or topiary plant that can also be grown in large pots. Responds nicely to pruning and shaping, if left unpruned it can grow to around 6 metres and be used as informal hedging or screening. Grow in sun to partial shade, in most soil types. Mulch well to keep down weeds and to conserve soil moisture. Fertilise in the warm months. Can be susceptible to psyllid attack.

Scientific Name:Syzygium
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 6 metres
Width:2 ~ 2.5 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses: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, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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