Syzygium australe 'Select Form'
Lilly Pilly 'Select Form', Select Scrub Cherry
A compact, bushy, large Australian native shrub with glossy dark green foliage and flushes of bronze-tinged new growth. ‘Select’ is a form of Syzygium australe that was introduced to replace the original species because of it’s resistance to Psyllid and ‘clean’ status. Fluffy white pendulous flowers are produced in mid Summer to be followed by edible purplish-red berries. Thrives in an open sunny position but will tolerate part shade. Prefers a moist, humus enriched, well-drained soil but is tolerant of most soil types and conditions and will withstand light frosts once established. Fast growing and responding well to pruning and shaping, this is a great plant for hedging, screening, topiary work and pots. Generally a very hardy variety but keep moist during dry weather. Prune to shape after flowering or fruiting and apply a slow release, low phosphorus Native fertiliser.
|Dimensions||Height: 3 to 5m, Width: 1.5m|
|Pests & diseases||No major problems|
|Typical sizes||200mm, 300mm, 400mm, 75ltr, 200ltr|