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Syzygium australe Superstar

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

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Rounded, Upright

Compact, dense, glossy leaved Lilly Pilly perfect for hedging. Fast growing to approx. 3m. Comfortably sits as an effective hedge from 1 to 3m tall. Edible berries follow fluffy white flowers. Popular also for topiary.

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

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

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Bush Tucker, Fire Retardant, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Topiary / Espalier, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Caterpillars, Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prune lightly after flowering to increase density. Has edible dark red berries, but if you want to avoid these, prune prior to bud burst. Prefers well drained, moist soil but will tolerate most including some clay. Popular also for topiary.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

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

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