Syzygium australe ‘Fortune Teller’ – Lilly Pilly

Syzygium ‘Fortune Teller’ is a medium sized shrub with lovely variegated foliage. In warmer months the leaves are yellow-cream and green, but in the cooler months it flushes with a range of colours, from crimson to bronze and orange. It grows to 3 metres tall and 2 metres wide, and can be pruned to size and shape. A great hedge, screen and topiary plant, as it responds well to trimming. It has cream fluffy flowers in spring, followed by purple edible berries. A great bird attracting plant.
Grow in full sun to part shade, does well on most soil types. Fertilise in spring with a good general purpose or native plant food. Frost and humidity tolerant.

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

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Fortune Teller
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Variegated
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Honey producing plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Syzygium australe
Common Name : Lilly Pilly
Height : 3
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cold climate, 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