An ornamental medium sized to large rainforest tree which can reach 30 metres in its natural range, smaller in cultivation, so suitable for larger properties, farms and parks, good street tree. It has a lightly weeping habit and attractive wavy edged leaves. It flowers in summer with trusses of white fluffy flowers, followed by pale pink to pale green fruit. At its best in a sunny spot with good regular watering. Will tolerate some dry spells. Can be affected by psyllids, a sap sucking insect which causes pimpling on the leaves. Mild attacks can be left alone, if needed spray with neem oil or white oil.
|Scientific Name:||Waterhousea floribunda|
|Common Name:||Lilly Pilly|
|Other Common Names:||Weeping Lilly Pilly|
|Plant Type:||Large tree|
|Height:||10 ~ 30 metres|
|Width:||5 ~ 10 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden|
|Climate Zone:||Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Weeping|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Mammals|
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