Syzygium paniculatum – Lilly Pilly

A variable rainforest tree, it has a dense and bushy habit with flushes of red new growth. It can grow to 15 metres tall, but there are selected forms that are of smaller habit. It has edible fruit, mostly magenta pink, but can also be white or purple. The fruit is a well known bush tucker fruit and can be used for jams and sauces, and are very attractive to birds. Syzygium paniculatum can be susceptible to psyllids, the insects that can cause leaf pimpling. Can be planted in sun to part shade. Regular watering, mulching and fertilising will ensure best growth.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Syzygium paniculatum
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Other Common Names:Magenta Cherry
Plant Type:Small tree, Large tree, Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 15 metres
Width:2 ~ 10 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

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Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
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Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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