Native Shrub and Ground Cover Range
Plant Description: Is a very slender, semi-compact and dense plant. It has tight, attractive leaves and white flowers that proceeds to beautiful pink/red fruit. It is psyllid resistant.
Height & Width: 5-8m high x 1-1.5m wide. Can be trimmed down to 2m.
Foliage: Glossy green leaves with contrasting reddish brown new growth.
Flowers & Berries: White duster flowers from November to December, followed by large, fleshy, red/pink 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 & ACT (if protected from frosts).
Pruning: Prune twice a year for a tidy hedge, or prune every 2-3 years as a screening plant.
Establishment & Extra Care:
- 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.
- Natural Psyllid resistance makes it unlikely to have this problem.