Syzygium australe 'Bush Christmas'

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Syzygium Australe Bush Christmas

This dense, compact Lilly Pilly is named Bush Christmas because you can bring it inside for a short while to decorate your home for the festive season. Make sure you put it back out again as soon as you can!

The Christmas Lilly Pilly has rich, dark green leaves that are small and fine with flushes of copper-coloured new growth. In spring fluffy, white flowers appear and turn into red berries for summertime.

This is a great Syzygium for topiary, in a pot on the deck, or to create a textured neighbour-proof fence.  It tolerates light frost and drought once established.

You can prune this festive beauty down to one metre for a manageable yearly Christmas decoration, or let it reach three metres outside so the birds can enjoy some dense winter shelter.

Quick Facts

  • What to use me for: I’m perfect for hedging, screening,  in pots on the patio, or as a topiary plaything. 

  • I grow to: I can reach 2 metres high and 1.5 metres wide.

  • I am currently:  A baby Christmas bush at 15-20cm.

  • Where to place meI like full sun or part shade.

  • How far to space meFor a tight hedge space us 1 metre apart.

  • Soil Conditions: Any soil is good for me but please make sure I’m not waterlogged there. I enjoy a slow release fertiliser to make my new growth glow.

    Please note unfortunately due to biosecurity regulations we cannot ship this product to South Australia.

    Our plants are beautifully grown, mature tube stock with well-developed roots. They are guaranteed sun-hardened, can be planted directly into the ground and are excellent performers for your garden.

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    Please take care when choosing your plants. Some plants are poisonous and individuals may be more sensitive or react differently

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