Syzygium australe ‘Tayla Made’ – Lilly Pilly

A small dense shrub with mid-sized glossy green leaves with bronze coloured new growth. It is a great Aussie hedging plant that responds well to pruning. Can also be used for low screening, topiary work and as a feature plant. White powder-puff flowers are followed by red fruits that attract birds.The fruit has a pleasantly sour taste and can be eaten fresh or made into jam and as the base for a sauce. Grows in most soils, in full sun to part shade. Mulching and feeding with a good all purpose fertiliser will ensure optimal growth. Can be subject to psyllid attack, pick off any affected leaves to treat.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Tayla Made
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, 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 : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Syzygium australe
Common Name : Lilly Pilly
Height : 2.5
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects