Syzygium francisii ‘Glossy Gem’ – Lilly Pilly

A dwarf shrub with large glossy green leaves with attractive pink new growth that is a distinguishing feature of this cultivar. It has white powder-puff flowers followed by mauve fruits that attract birds. The fruit is hard and tasteless, but is edible if you are keen. A great feature, screen, hedge or topiary plant that is also good for pots. Likes sun to part shade.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Glossy Gem
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : 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 : Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Syzygium francisii
Common Name : Lilly Pilly
Height : 2.5
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects