Syzygium australe ‘Cheetah’ – Lilly Pilly

Syzygium ‘Cheetah’ is a fast growing medium shrub with deep green leaves and eye catching red new foliage growth. It has fluffy white flowers in spring to summer, followed by pink edible berries. It grows to around 5 metres tall and 3 metres wide, and makes a great hedge, screen and windbreak plant.
Likes a sunny spot and does well on a wide range of soil types. Responds very well to pruning, and can be cut to size and shape.

Note – lilly pilly fruit can be a slipping and tripping hazard when they drop, so need cleaning up regularly

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Cheetah
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Syzygium australe
Common Name : Lilly Pilly
Height : 6
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects