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Hobbit™

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.

    Video

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_Is9uuMkZ8

    How it works

    NSW, ACT, VIC, SA, WA, TAS, QLD & NT.

    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.

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