A very dwarf, dense shrub with glossy green leaves, orange-red new growth and few flowers. A great native alternative to the box plant. Also great for topiary and bonsai work and for edging and hedging, as it has small leaves, a naturally tight growth habit and responds well to pruning . Grow in sun to part shade. Adaptable to most soils. Feed through the warm months with a good all purpose fertiliser. Rarely affected by psyllids.
|Scientific Name:||Syzygium australe|
|Common Name:||Lilly Pilly|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1.2 metres|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 0.7 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||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|
|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, Screen, Border plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies|
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