Common Name: Lilly Pilly
Botanical/Scientific Name: Syzygium
<Syzygium australe, with many common names that include brush cherry, scrub cherry, creek lilly-pilly, creek satinash, and watergum, is a rainforest tree native to eastern Australia. It can attain a height of up to 35 m with a trunk diameter of 60 cm. In cultivation, this species is usually a small to medium-sized tree with a maximum height of only 18m.
Flowers are white and in clusters. The pink, elongated, edible fruits range from a size of 1.5 to 2.3 centimeters long, and ripen mainly in summer and autumn. The fruit surrounds a small, circular seed. The flavour of the fruit is described as having a refreshing taste, and have a small hint of sourness to them. The pleasantly sour fruit are also eaten fresh or cooked. The fruit can be used to make jams and jellies.>
Misc Extra: Easy and quick grower, prefect for screening due to height and thick foliage. Feed with any good fertilizer to help fight against pimple psyllid that commonly attack the Lilly Pilly tree.
Planting ideas and uses: Bonsai, hedge, topiary, tubs and containers