500mm Syzygium australe ‘Bush Christmas’ Lilly Pilly

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‘Bush Christmas’ is a dwarf, compact form of syzygium australe. This lush Lilly Pilly is excellent for hedging and topiary. You can cut ‘Bush Christmas’ into almost any shape. They will, if unpruned, grow up to 4mts and can make 2 – 3mts wide given enough time. You can also keep them at 1mt tall. Pruning will make them flush with brilliant red new growth and they can produce white flowers on mass usually around Christmas.

Like all Lilly Pilly’s, ‘Bush Christmas’ likes full-sun or part-shade. Full sun gives the best show in the new growth. They prefer well drained, fertile soil and are frost sensitive.

Growing tip: Prune 8 weeks prior to your next function to have them in full show. If you don’t want the flowers (which result in berries) then prune just before bud burst to remove the flowers and feed with an organic fertiliser. (Blood n bone, cow poo etc.)
This will kick them into growing again and miss the flower season.

  • Ideal for hedging and screening
  • Lovely as a topiary
  • Bird attracting
Package Dimensions (mm)
15 kg
Common Name
Lilly Pilly
Botanical Name
Syzygium australe ‘Bush Christmas’
Pot Size (mm)
Fully Grown Height (please specify mtr or cm)
4 mtr
Fully Grown Width (please specify mtr or cm)
2-3 mtr
Part Shade Position
Shaded Position
Sheltered location
Drought Tolerant
Suitable for Hedges
Suitable for Pots
Suitable for Hanging Baskets
Suitable for Garden Beds
Planting Tips
Well-drained soil. Mulch well.
Flower Colour
Foliage Colour
Green / vibrant red
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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