Syzygium australe ‘Hinterland Gold’ – Lilly Pilly

A medium height, fast growing dense shrub with mid-sized glossy golden leaves, compactly arrayed. It flushes several times a year with fresh new growth. A great feature, screen, hedge and topiary plant that is also good for pots. Grows to four metres tall and one and a half metres wide, and responds well to pruning to keep it to whatever height is desired. The root system is not overly aggressive. This is a great choice for a native hedge, as it responds brilliantly to pruning. It has fluffy flowers in the warm months, followed by red berries. Good in a sunny to part shaded position. Mulch well to cut down weed problems, and feed with a good all purpose fertiliser in warm months.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Syzygium australe
Cultivar:Hinterland Gold
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Other Common Names:Gold lilly pilly
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 4 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Edible, Bonsai, Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

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.