Waterhousea floribunda – Weeping Lilly Pilly

An ornamental medium sized to large rainforest tree which can reach 30 metres in its natural range, smaller in cultivation, so suitable for larger properties, farms and parks. It has a lightly weeping habit and attractive wavy edged leaves. It flowers in summer with trusses of white fluffy flowers, followed by pale pink to pale green fruit. At its best in a sunny spot with good regular watering. Will tolerate some dry spells. Can be affected by psyllids, a sap sucking insect which causes pimpling on the leaves. Mild attacks can be left alone, if needed spray with neem oil or white oil.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Large tree
Width : 10
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Erosion control, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Waterhousea floribunda
Common Name : Lilly Pilly
Height : 30
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Mammals