Lilly Pilly

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Australia boasts over 60 different varieties of lilly pillies all of which appear to be edible. They range from a small bush to a large tree and are well respected for their spectacular ornamental qualities. Their tastes vary quite markedly but all have a high pectin content and are well suited to preserving. The trees make excellent screens, windbreaks, bird attractants or garden ornamentals.

Lilly Pilly - Broad-leaved

$9.90 ($3.95-$9.90 choose a size)

Cutting grown selection of the tasty and attractive Blue Lilly Pilly fruit. The delicate fruit is aromatic with a sweetish slightly gingery or turpentine flavour. Fruit is a distinctive blue colour.

Lilly Pilly - Hinterland Gold

$12.90

A medium height, fast growing dense shrub with mid-sized glossy golden leaves, compactly arrayed. It flushes several times a year with fresh new growth. A great feature, screen, hedge and topiary plant that is also good for pots. Grows to four meters tall and one and a half meters wide, and responds well to pruning to keep it to whatever height is desired. The root system is not overly aggressive. This is a great choice for a native hedge, as it responds brilliantly to pruning. It has fluffy flowers in the warm months, followed by red berries. Good in a sunny to part shaded position. Mulch well to cut down weed problems, and feed with a good all purpose fertiliser in warm months.

Lilly Pilly - Springbrook

$14.90

Cutting grown selection of the tasty and attractive Blue Lilly Pilly fruit. The delicate fruit is aromatic with a sweetish slightly gingery or turpentine flavour. Fruit is a distinctive blue colour.

Extra Information

For Further Information:

http://www.teachers.ash.org.au/bushtucker/Riberry.html
http://www.nativecrops.com.au/industry/inproffd/crops/riberry.htm

 

Lilly Pilly - Cascade

$12.75 ($4.95-$12.75 choose a size)

This is a hybrid species of lilly pilly that looks similar to the powderpuff lilly pilly but it has pale pink flowers followed by yummy pale pink fruits. Excellent for Hedges

Lilly Pilly - Riberry

$14.95 ($4.90-$14.95 choose a size)

The small leaved lilly pilly produces masses of red pear shaped fruit. Its handsome purple-red growth makes this lilly pilly one of the favourites as an Edible Hedge. The fruit exhibits a juicy but slightly acidic finish. Which is reminiscent of cinnamon. It is a very popular ingredient in wild-food dishes.

Lilly Pilly - Brush Cherry

$17.90 ($4.90-$17.90 choose a size)

A compact shrub which can be kept to around 3m tall and 1m wide. Masses of white flowers followed by berries in Summer and Autumn. In the forest will grow to about 10m. Great for hedges and screens.

Lilly Pilly - Hinterland Gold

$12.90

A medium height, fast growing dense shrub with mid-sized glossy golden leaves, compactly arrayed. It flushes several times a year with fresh new growth. A great feature, screen, hedge and topiary plant that is also good for pots. Grows to four meters tall and one and a half meters wide, and responds well to pruning to keep it to whatever height is desired. The root system is not overly aggressive. This is a great choice for a native hedge, as it responds brilliantly to pruning. It has fluffy flowers in the warm months, followed by red berries. Good in a sunny to part shaded position. Mulch well to cut down weed problems, and feed with a good all purpose fertiliser in warm months.

Lilly Pilly - Coolamon

$4.95 ($4.95-$13.90 choose a size)

The Coolamon reaches up to 25 - 30m. A rainforest tree it is also an endangered species. Plant in rich soil with adequate moisture. Attractive red-pink flowers with large edible fruit.

Lilly Pilly Reviews & Tips

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Janet Riepon
10y ago

Beverly Hills, NSW, Australia

Lilly Pilly

Don't worry about the psyllids, they make the tree unsightly but they won't kill the tree or spoil the fruit. My trees provide loads of fruit despite the psyllids and without spraying. Otherwise try the Eugenia species which are psyllid resistant.

Sue Brennan
10y ago

Kew, VIC

Lilly Pilly

LILLY PILLY, Syzygium sp, the Small Leaved Lilly Pilly/Riberry makes a beautiful screening hedge. It does very well in my clay soil prepared with gypsum before planting. It has grown over 3 metres clipped annually. Now established, I rarely water.

Mitch White
13y ago

Turramurra, NSW, Australia

Lilly Pilly

Be very carefull to pick a Lilly Pilly that is resistant to the lilly pilly psyllid (Trioza eugeniae) otherwise you have to spray fortnightly which is costly and makes the fruit inedible.

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