Waterhousea floribunda – Weeping Lilly Pilly

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.

Family:Myrtaceae
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
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Summer
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
Propagation Method:Seed
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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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. 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

 

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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