Information courtesy of Plants Management Australia www.pma.com.au
Commonly known as Lilly Pilly, Syzygium are one of the most popular Australian Native plants. Lilly Pillies are evergreen rainforest plants with glossy, deep green leaves. Many varieties have flushes of colourful new growth, ranging from bright pinks, to red and browns. This particular variety, Big Red, produces dark crimson new growth, and fluffy white flower which are borne over summer. After flowering, Syzygium Big Red forms edible berries, attracting native birds. Big Red is ideal for hedging, screening and topiary and can be grown in containers. Plant in a warm area, protected from frost and well drained soil. Being native, this variety is well accustomed to Australia's diverse climate and soil conditions and once established will tolerate coastal and drought conditions. Water well until established and during extended hot periods. Prune to shape to encourage dense growth habit. Syzygium Big Red can grow to a height of 4 metres and a width of 2.5 metres.