Syzygium francisii ‘Little Gem’ – Lilly Pilly

A small shrub with mid-sized glossy green leaves with attractive red and pink new growth. White powder-puff flowers are followed by mauve fruits that attract birds. The fruit is hard and tasteless, but edible. A great hedging plant as it responds well to pruning. Also good for a low screen, and for topiary and bonsai work. Really good for pots. Does well in both sun and part shade in most soil types. Feed with a good all purpose fertiliser in spring and again in summer.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Little Gem
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Bonsai, 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, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects