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Lilly Pilly in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Syzygium

 

Lilly Pilly

Syzygium are typically grown as ornamental plants for their attractive glossy foliage. Some varieties produce edible fruit that are eaten fresh or used in jams and jellies. It has a multitude of uses. It is evergreen, has dense foliage, and grows rapidly to a height of up to 14 m if left unchecked. Syzygiums are sensitive to extreme cold and frost, but will grow almost anywhere.

 
plant Features
  • Lilly Pilly likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Lilly Pilly likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Lilly Pilly is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Lilly Pilly likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Lilly Pilly

Latin name

Syzygium

type

Evergreen Shrub

family

Myrtaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Lilly Pilly likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Lilly Pilly is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Lilly Pilly likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Lilly Pilly likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Lilly Pilly is 6.00meters x 14.00meters 6.00 M 14.00 M

Syzygium

Syzygium are typically grown as ornamental plants for their attractive glossy foliage. Some varieties produce edible fruit that are eaten fresh or used in jams and jellies. It has a multitude of uses. It is evergreen, has dense foliage, and grows rapidly to a height of up to 14 m if left unchecked. Syzygiums are sensitive to extreme cold and frost, but will grow almost anywhere.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant in full sun or in shade. A well-drained, fertile soil is ideal. To plant as a hedge, it is best to dig a trench instead of individual planting holes. This will help you plant the hedge in a neat straight row. Mix the extracted topsoil with a mixture of compost and bone meal. Also place several spades of compost and bone meal in the ditch and mix it with the sub-soil. Place the young plants in the trench, about 50 cm to 1 m apart, and at the same depth they were growing in their nursery pots. Fill with the enriched topsoil and water immediately, then keep the soil moist until you see the first signs of growth.

 
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