Syzygium luehmannii – Riberry Lilly Pilly

A medium sized ornamental rainforest tree with glossy green foliage that can be used for hedging, shade and for screening and wind breaks. It has large decorative pink to red fruit that can be eaten straight from the plant as well as made into jams and condiments, and is attractive to birds. They have a tart berry taste with a slight clove tang. It generally grows to around 10 metres in gardens, can reach 30 metres in the wild, and can be pruned to size. Flowers in summer with fluffy cream flowers. Tolerates some frost when established. The foliage is a good filler in cut flower bunches.

 

Scientific Name:Syzygium leumannii
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Riberry
Other Common Names:Lilly pilly
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 15 metres
Width:3 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Edible, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Mammals

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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