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Syzygium australe Silver Screen

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Syzygium australe Silver Screen 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

Syzygium, commonly called Lilly Pilly, is a popular large shrub or small tree that is adaptable for use as a screen or hedge. Syzygium ‘Silver Screen’ is a variegated form of S. australe that grows to a typical height of 3-4 metres. The leaf variegation adds real interest to this plant and it really enhances visual appeal. Silver Screen produces white, feathery flowers in late spring followed by modest production of large, fleshy, red fruits that birds find attractive. Use as a feature plant, hedge or will integrate nicely with other larger native or exotic shrubs.

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

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

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

Pests & Diseases: Aphids, Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

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

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green, Grey, White, Variegated
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

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