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Syzygium australe Pinnacle

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Syzygium australe Pinnacle Lilly Pilly, Brush Cherry, Scrub Cherry, Creek Lilly Pilly, AATS,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs, Trees Upright Narrow

Pinnacle™ Syzygium is a very narrow, compact and dense Lilly Pilly perfect for planting along fences or as a hedge or screening plant. Its leaves are rounded, bright glossy green with attractive contrasting reddish-brown new growth. Pinnacle™ Syzygium has lovely white duster flowers followed by red/pink fleshy fruit. Size: 6 - 10m high x 1 - 1.5m wide. Can be pruned down to 2m. Uses: Ideal screen or hedge for tight planting areas (along fences and driveways) also for topiary.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 1-2m

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

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

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Psyllids

Cultural Notes: Be aware of Psyllid, it’s recommended to use Yates Confidor Tablets yearly to prevent Psyllids. Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. Prune yearly for a tidy hedge or every 2-3 years as a screen plant. Where it works: QLD, NSW, VIC, SA, WA & ACT (if protected from frosts).

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, 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: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Medium
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate