An attractive large shrub to small tree with beautiful new growth in bright tones of red and orange which contrast nicely with the green older foliage, making it great for hedging and screening. Growing from 3 to 5 metres tall unpruned, it can be pruned to the desired size, and has psyllid resistant foliage. At its best in moist soil rich in organic matter where growth is fast, but can be used in a wide range of soils. Full sun to part shade. Fluffy white flowers in spring which attract birds.
|Scientific Name:||Syzygium australe|
|Common Name:||Lilly Pilly|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 5 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Cream|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light 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:||Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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