Advanced Tree Range
Plant Description: This is a very narrow growing native tree for tight planting areas. It retains a compact upright form making it excellent for hedging and screening in compact planting zones such as town houses.
Height & Width: 6-10m high x 1-1.5m wide.
Foliage: Rounded, bright, glossy green leaves with contrasting reddish brown new growth.
Flowers & Berries: White duster flowers from November to December, followed by large, fleshy, red/pink edible berries.
Uses: Tall hedge or screen, ideal for tight planting zones (also as a feature or topiary).
Position & Tolerances: Full sun to part shade. Drought and cold tolerant.
Soil Type: Moist, well drained soils.
Best Planting Time: March to November.
Planting Density: 1-1.5 plants per linear metre (1 plant per 1-2m²).
Where it thrives: QLD, NSW, VIC, SA & WA.
Pruning: Yearly pruning is recommended for a tidy hedge, or prune every 2-3 years as a screening plant.
Establishment & Extra Care:
- Be aware of Psyllids - it is recommended to use Yates Confidor Tablets when planting and yearly to prevent psyllids. This plant can develop more resistance to psyllids over time.
- Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established.
- Plant in a well mulched garden, a chunky mulch is recommended.
- Use slow release fertiliser in spring, if required.
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