Syzygium australe 'Big Red' pbr
This fast growing upright tall shrub/small native tree features dark crimson new growth, with glossy large dark green foliage. Will produce fluffy white flowers in Summer followed by purple berries in Autumn.
Suited to most free draining garden soils in a sunny open position. Will tolerate dry conditions once established and is reasonably frost tolerant. For best results fertilise with a slow release fertiliser in Spring.
It is prone to psyllid insect attack that causes bubbling on the leaves. Spray with a systemic insecticide.
A great choice for a quick growing screen. Its fantastic foliage colour makes it popular for topiary standards or cones.
Height to 6m; width to 2.5m