Syzygium ‘Opal Maze’ is a smaller growing lilly pilly, with finer leaves and a dense habit. It grows to around 3 metres tall and 1-2 metres wide. The foliage is bright green, with orange-red new leaves. A great plant for topiary and hedging, being naturally dense. It responds well to pruning, and can be clipped to a smaller size and shape. It has white puffball flowers in spring, and attracts birds.
Grow in sun or part shade, keep soil moist for best growth.
|Scientific Name:||Syzygium australe|
|Common Name:||Lilly Pilly|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|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, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Features:||Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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