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Syzygium francisii 'DBK01' PBR

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Hobbit™ Syzygium is an almost self pruning compact shrub or tall hedge bred by Don Burke
    Hobbit™ Syzygium is a really dense, compact native shrub. If you are really patient and wait 5-6 years, it will become a dense screening plant at 3 metres tall, needing little maintenance.

    Pruning once a year will keep Hobbit™ Syzygium a low growing shrub.

    For a taller screen, plant 1.5m apart. For better long term growth, plant 2m apart. For a compact smaller hedge plant 1 metre apart and prune the top yearly and prune the side every two years on average.

    It is strongly resistant to leaf-dimpling psyllids and appears to be sterile. Indications are it is highly Myrtle Rust resistant, as on two occassions neighbouring plants have had Myrtle Rust and Hobbit™ Syzygium has not.
  • Dense, compact shrub with yearly pruning
  • A dense screening hedge with no pruning
  • Leaf dimple and Myrtle Rust resistant
  • Plant Attributes

    • Height Range: 2m to 3m
    • Spread: 1m to 2m
    • Position: Full Sun, Shade
    • Growth Habit: Shrub
    • Plant Use(s): Hedging/Screening
    • Suitable Climate Zone(s):
      • Subtropical
      • Arid
      • Temperate
      • Cool
    • Flowering Time(s): Spring, Summer
    • Flower Colour: White
    • Plant Type: Hedging & Screening, Shrubs

    How to use

    Specimen shrub, small hedge, screen.

    General Precautions

    Where it works: NSW, ACT, VIC, SA, WA, TAS, QLD & NT.



    How it works


    Full sun to moderately heavy shade. Free draining to moderately heavy soils. Tolerates frost, drought, humidity and salt. Avoid prolonged wet feet.

    Care Instructions

    Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established. Plant in a well mulched garden (chunky mulch is recommended). If required use slow release fertiliser in spring. Prune every year if required.