Syzygium francisii ‘Glossy Gem’ – Lilly Pilly

A dwarf shrub with large glossy green leaves with attractive pink new growth that is a distinguishing feature of this cultivar. It has white powder-puff flowers followed by mauve fruits that attract birds. The fruit is hard and tasteless, but is edible if you are keen. A great feature, screen, hedge or topiary plant that is also good for pots. Likes sun to part shade. Has a root system that is not too aggressive.

Scientific Name:Syzygium francisii
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 2.5 metre
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type: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
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, 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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