Syzygium francisii ‘Little Gem’ – Lilly Pilly

A small shrub with mid-sized glossy green leaves with attractive red and pink new growth. White powder-puff flowers are followed by mauve fruits that attract birds. The fruit is hard and tasteless, but edible. A great hedging plant as it responds well to pruning. Also good for a low screen, and for topiary and bonsai work. Really good for pots. Does well in both sun and part shade in most soil types. Feed with a good all purpose fertiliser in spring and again in summer.

Scientific Name:Syzygium francisii
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 2.5 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, 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
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Bonsai, 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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