Syzygium paniculatum – Lilly Pilly

A variable rainforest tree, it has a dense and bushy habit with flushes of red new growth. It can grow to 15 metres tall, but there are selected forms that are of smaller habit. It has edible fruit, mostly magenta pink, but can also be white or purple. The fruit is a well known bush tucker fruit and can be used for jams and sauces, and are very attractive to birds. Syzygium paniculatum can be susceptible to psyllids, the insects that can cause leaf pimpling. Can be planted in sun to part shade. Regular watering, mulching and fertilising will ensure best growth.

Note- the fallen fruit can be hazardous as  slipping or tripping hazard. It is not recommended to plant near structures such as drains, paths, roads, buildings etc as the root system can be disruptive

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large tree, Large shrub
Width : 10
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Syzygium paniculatum
Common Name : Lilly Pilly
Height : 15
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies