Syzygium australe ‘Garden Lights’ – Lilly Pilly

A compact psyllid free variety of lilly pilly that grows from 1 to 5 metres tall and around 3 metres in width. A good hedge and topiary plant. It has mid green foliage with new growth of red and bronze colouring. It has fluffy cream flowers in spring and summer followed by purple berries which are edible and attractive to birds. Only takes light frosts. Grows in sun to part shade.

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

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Garden Lights
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Syzygium australe
Common Name : Lilly Pilly
Height : 5
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies