Syzygium australe ‘Cheetah’ – Lilly Pilly


Syzygium ‘Cheetah’ is a fast growing medium shrub with deep green leaves and eye catching red new foliage growth. It has fluffy white flowers in spring to summer, followed by pink edible berries. It grows to around 5 metres tall and 3 metres wide, and makes a great hedge, screen and windbreak plant.
Likes a sunny spot and does well on a wide range of soil types. Responds very well to pruning, and can be cut to size and shape.

Scientific Name:Syzygium australe
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 6 metres
Width:2 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
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, Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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