A large sized, dense shrub with large, glossy leaves with gorgeous dark crimson new growth which contrasts beautifully with the mature green leaves. White summer flowers are followed by edible fruit. A great feature, screen, hedge or topiary plant that can also be grown in large pots. Responds nicely to pruning and shaping, if left unpruned it can grow to around 6 metres and be used as informal hedging or screening. Grow in sun to partial shade, in most soil types. Mulch well to keep down weeds and to conserve soil moisture. Fertilise in the warm months. Can be susceptible to psyllid attack.
|Common Name:||Lilly Pilly|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 6 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 2.5 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Drought resistant|
|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, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Features:||Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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