Syzygium spp. & Waterhousea spp.
How to Grow Lilly Pilly
Lilly Pillies are hardy, evergreen native trees. They’re fast growing and can be used as a hedge, privacy screen, feature tree, standard (ball and stick) or as topiary specimens in the garden. From spring, fluffy white flowers adorn the trees and are followed by persistent red, pink, or purple berries. The berries are edible but can be quite tart when consumed fresh. Either leave them for the birds and other native wildlife, or pick for jams and desserts. The flush of new foliage in many varieties is coloured pink, red or coppery-bronze before aging green. Lilly Pillies are an attractive addition to the garden and are suitable for growing in the pots. Some Lilly Pillies can get a pest known as Psyllids, so it’s worthwhile looking for psyllid-resistant varieties.
Full Sun to Part Shade
Keep Soil Moderately Moist
Temperate to Tropical