Syzygium luehmannii – Riberry Lilly Pilly

A medium sized ornamental rainforest tree with glossy green foliage that can be used for hedging, shade and for screening and wind breaks. It has large decorative pink to red fruit that can be eaten straight from the plant as well as made into jams and condiments, and is attractive to birds. They have a tart berry taste with a slight clove tang. It generally grows to around 10 metres in gardens, can reach 30 metres in the wild, and can be pruned to size. Flowers in summer with fluffy cream flowers. Tolerates some frost when established. The foliage is a good filler in cut flower bunches.


Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 5
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Edible, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Syzygium leumannii
Common Name : Riberry
Height : 15
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Mammals