Syzygium australe ‘Fortune Teller’ – Lilly Pilly

Syzygium ‘Fortune Teller’ is a medium sized shrub with lovely variegated foliage. In warmer months the leaves are yellow-cream and green, but in the cooler months it flushes with a range of colours, from crimson to bronze and orange. It grows to 3 metres tall and 2 metres wide, and can be pruned to size and shape. A great hedge, screen and topiary plant, as it responds well to trimming. It has cream fluffy flowers in spring, followed by purple edible berries. A great bird attracting plant.
Grow in full sun to part shade, does well on most soil types. Fertilise in spring with a good general purpose or native plant food. Frost and humidity tolerant.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Syzygium australe
Cultivar:Fortune Teller
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 3 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cold climate, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Variegated
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, 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 looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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