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Syzygium australe Aussie Gem

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Syzygium australe Aussie Gem Lilly Pilly, Brush Cherry, Scrub Cherry, Creek Lilly Pilly,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like

Description:
Medium compact evergreen native shrub with dense green and bronze foliage. White flowers appear in Spring followed by red berries. Great for hedging and screening. Also available in a topiary standard. Grows approx. 4m tall x 2m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Any, Clay, Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Bush Tucker, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Topiary / Espalier, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Myrtlepest And Disease Rust, Psyllids, Sooty Mould

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Brown, Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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