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Syzygium francisii Little Gem

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Syzygium francisii Little Gem Giant Water Gum, Rose Satinash, Francis Water Gum,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Dense, Shrub Like

Small fast-growing evergreen native shrub with wavy green foliage and reddish-pink fresh growth. Masses of white fluffy flowers appear in Spring and are followed by small round light-purple berries. Grows approx. 2-2.5m tall x 1.5-2m wide.

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

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

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Erosion Control, Foliage Feature / Colour, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Playgrounds, Topiary / Espalier, Tropical Garden, Wind Break, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

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

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

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

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