Syzygium australe ‘Elite’ – Lilly Pilly

A great hedging and privacy plant, with a fast growing and dense growth habit. It has glossy green leaves with bronze orange new growth. Also good for topiary and bonsai. Grows naturally to around 5metres tall, but can be pruned to size and shape. Attracts native birds for the flowers, the reddish edible fruit and refuge. It is a good idea to start regular tip  pruning when young if using for hedges, to ensure bushiness to the ground. Fertilise in spring and summer. Good for sunny to light shade, well drained soil with good organic content.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Syzygium australe
Cultivar:Elite
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 5 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Edible, Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed 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

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.