A small dense shrub with mid-sized glossy green leaves with bright red new growth that is a distinguishing feature of this cultivar. White powder-puff flowers are followed by pinkish fruits. The fruit is edible, it can be eaten fresh, or used to make sauces, jams and jellies. Birds also love the fruit. A great feature, screen, hedge or topiary plant that is also good for pots.
|Scientific Name:||Syzygium australe|
|Cultivar:||Oranges and Lemons|
|Common Name:||Lilly Pilly|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1.2 ~ 1.5 metres|
|Width:||0.8 ~ 1 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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