A small dense shrub with mid-sized glossy green leaves with bronze coloured new growth. It is a great Aussie hedging plant that responds well to pruning. Can also be used for low screening, topiary work and as a feature plant. White powder-puff flowers are followed by red fruits that attract birds.The fruit has a pleasantly sour taste and can be eaten fresh or made into jam and as the base for a sauce. Grows in most soils, in full sun to part shade. Mulching and feeding with a good all purpose fertiliser will ensure optimal growth. Can be subject to psyllid attack, pick off any affected leaves to treat.
|Scientific Name:||Syzygium australe|
|Common Name:||Lilly Pilly|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 2.5 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Screen|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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