Lilly Pilly Big Red
Syzygium australe ‘Big Red’ – Various pot
A fast-growing, evergreen Lilly Pilly with large oval, dark green foliage and bright red new growth. An ideal plant for hedging and screening, dry tolerant once established and suitable for coastal planting. Produces white flowers in summer followed by pink berries in autumn. Lilly Pilly Big Red is bird attracting. Has low water requirements once established, deep soaking during dry periods will benefit the plant. Prune in early spring and late summer to maintain desired size and shape. Plant 1 metre apart for a dense hedge.
Position: Full sun to part shade
Height: 3 – 4m
Topiary or among other plants to create an interesting contrast
A colourful addition to the native garden
Feature plant in larger containers