Big Red is a Lillypilly variety developed here in Queensland. It is well known for its rapid growth rate and dense habit. Most noteworthy however, is the striking red new growth, easily one of the reddest foliage plants on the market. Big Red benefits from regular pruning which will help it maintain a thick, “total blockout” hedge. Also suitable for topiary.
Prune lightly and regularly to encourage dense growth. Unpruned plants will be more open and sparse with somewhat of an irregular shape. Can grow in part shade but will maintain tighter growth and better colour in full sun. Does best in rich, well-drained soil. Won’t tolerate waterlogged soils for long. Use quality fertilizer such as Troforte or Organic Link throughout the year to ensure clean and vigorous growth.
Fluffy white flowers
Attractive pink fruit
Dense almost to ground level