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|
|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 this plant.