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|
|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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