Syzygium australe ‘Winter Lights’ – Lilly Pilly

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.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Syzygium australe
Cultivar:Winter Lights
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 5 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:White, Cream
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Lifespan:Perennial
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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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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