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.
|Scientific Name:||Syzygium australe|
|Common Name:||Lilly Pilly|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|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|
|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|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.