Syzygium australe ‘Baby Boomer’ – Lilly Pilly

A small dense shrub with mid-sized glossy green leaves with bronze new growth, growing to around 1.5 metres tall and wide. A great feature, screen, hedging or topiary plant that is also good for pots.
Good in sun to part shade in most soil types. Mulching is beneficial to keep down weed growth and hold in soil moisture. Feed during the warm months with a good all purpose or native fertiliser.

Scientific Name:Syzygium australe
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Other Common Names:Rose apple
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
Width:1.2 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary
Special Uses:Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants