500mm Syzygium australe ‘Brush Cherry’ Lilly Pilly

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$254
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Product Description

The ‘Brush Cherry’ is also known as the ‘Scrub Cherry’.
It is grown for its hedging / screening capabilities. This fast growing rain forest tree can be trimmed regularly to create the perfect fence line hedge 3mts tall x 2mts wide. With its vibrant red new growth and abundance of showy white flowers it can certainly put on a show.

In the rain forest it can grow to nearly 30mts tall but in the home garden it could reach 10mts if unpruned and you gave it 20 years.
‘Brush Cherry’ prefers full sun and will take part shade well but the new growth colour is diminished when shaded. It loves well drained, fertile soil but can cope in a wide range of soils. It is frost tender when young.

Growing tip: Use an organic fertilise (blood n bone or Cow poo) to minimise flowering if you don’t want the little berries. If the hedge thins out or gets tired it can be rejuvenated by pruning savagely and feeding heavily. 8 – 10 weeks later and the new growth will be pouring off it.

  • Ideal for hedging and screening
  • Attractive as a topiary
  • Bird attracting

Product Details

Material
Plant
Package Dimensions (mm)
W:500
Weight
45 kg
Common Name
Lilly Pilly
Botanical Name
Syzygium australe ‘Brush Cherry’
Pot Size (mm)
500
Fully Grown Height (please specify mtr or cm)
6 - 10 mtr
Fully Grown Width (please specify mtr or cm)
3 - 4 mtr
Full Sun Position
Yes
Part Shade Position
Yes
Shaded Position
No
Sheltered location
No
Drought Tolerant
No
Suitable for Hedges
Yes
Suitable for Pots
Yes
Suitable for Hanging Baskets
No
Suitable for Garden Beds
Yes
Planting Tips
Well-drained soil. Mulch well.
Flower Colour
White
Perfumed
No
Foliage Colour
Green / vibrant red
Evergreen
Yes
Deciduous
No
Recommended Planting Months Vic
All Year
Recommended Planting Months NSW
All Year
Recommended Planting Months SA
All Year
Recommended Planting Months ACT
All Year
Flowering Months Vic
Jan, Feb, Dec
Flowering Months NSW
Jan, Feb, Dec
Flowering Months SA
Jan, Feb, Dec
Flowering Months ACT
Jan, Feb, Dec

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