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Syzygium australe Big Red

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B5, Indoor
C3, Specials
B11, Indoor, D6
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B5, Indoor
Size: 20cm
Available: 31
$/Unit (EX GST): $16.28 inc GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $17.90 inc GST
C3, Specials
Size: 20cm
Available: 33
$/Unit (EX GST): $20.95 inc GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $23.04 inc GST
B11, Indoor, D6
Size: 20cm
Available: 18
$/Unit (EX GST): $14.96 inc GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $16.46 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Syzygium australe Big Red Lilly Pilly, Brush Cherry, Scrub Cherry, Creek Lilly Pilly,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs, Trees Dense, Shrub Like

Big Red has large, glossy leaves whose new growth explodes with one of the darkest crimson foliages available. Big Red has white flowers that are born over summer and followed by edible berries that will attract native birds into your garden. Hardy and dry tolerant, Big Red also responds exceptionally well to shaping. It makes an excellent large hedge (plant 1m apart) and is ideal in formal gardens that call for topiary specimens. For those hedging this plant near swimming pools or along driveways, regular pruning will mean that you constantly remove the flowers preventing the berry production. Grows approx 4m tall x 2.5m wide.

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

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Bush Tucker, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Erosion Control, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Habitat, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Topiary / Espalier, Tropical Garden, Verge, Wind Break, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Mites, Psyllids, Thrips

Cultural Notes: Low watering requirements once established needing only occasional deep watering during extended periods of heat. Plant in most soil types that are well draining. Prune to shape during early spring to encourage dense habit. Use a fertiliser formulated for natives according to manufacturers directions. For hedging space plants approximately 1m apart. Images and information courtesy of Plants Management Australia.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green, Red
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High