A variable rainforest tree, it has a dense and bushy habit with flushes of red new growth. It can grow to 15 metres tall, but there are selected forms that are of smaller habit. It has edible fruit, mostly magenta pink, but can also be white or purple. The fruit is a well known bush tucker fruit and can be used for jams and sauces, and are very attractive to birds. Syzygium paniculatum can be susceptible to psyllids, the insects that can cause leaf pimpling. Can be planted in sun to part shade. Regular watering, mulching and fertilising will ensure best growth.
Note- the fallen fruit can be hazardous as slipping or tripping hazard. It is not recommended to plant near structures such as drains, paths, roads, buildings etc as the root system can be disruptive
|Scientific Name:||Syzygium paniculatum|
|Common Name:||Lilly Pilly|
|Other Common Names:||Magenta Cherry|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 15 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 10 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Features:||Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies|
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