A small shrub with narrow, medium sized white and green variegated glossy foliage and purplish new growth that is a distinguishing feature of this cultivar. Small white flowers are followed by pinkish fruits. A great feature, screen, hedge or topiary plant that is also good for pots. The fruit is edible and is a gourmet bush food, can be eaten straight off the tree and also made into jams.
|Scientific Name:||Syzygium luehmannii|
|Common Name:||Lilly Pilly|
|Other Common Names:||Brush cherry|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing|
|Climate Zone:||Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading, Variegated|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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