Are Lilly Pilly trees fast growing?
Syzygium (Acmena) smithii ‘Goodbye Neighbours’– Very fast growing screening or hedging plant. Can grow up to 2m a year in ideal conditions. Ultimately will grow to 8m if not pruned.
Do Lilly Pillies have invasive root systems?
Psyllid resistant varieties of lilly pillies are also available. Weeping Lilly Pilly can have some invasive roots and it is advised to keep them at least 6 metres clear of any sewerage or water services.
How big do Lilly Pilly plants grow?
Lilly pilly is native to Australia and although it grows as tall as 30 metres in its natural setting you can easily prune them to a much more manageable size. Many of the garden cultivars are designed specifically for home garden use and will reach a maximum height of 5 or 6 metres or less.
Do Lilly Pilly grow in shade?
Lilly pillies are really tough. They are quite drought tolerant in the ground, and grow in either full sun or semi shade.
How long do Lilly Pillies live?
approximately 20 years
Lilly Pilly is a common name for a Syzygium. The Syzygium Australe, also known as a Brush Cherry or Scrub Cherry. The average life span is approximately 20 years plus depending on conditions.
Are Lilly Pilly toxic to cats?
All parts of the lily, if eaten, can be very harmful to pet cats. The plant causes vomiting, lethargy, and ultimately kidney failure.
What kind of problem does lilly pilly have?
Lilly pilly is a pretty tough hardy plant that will thrive despite drought, cold, heat, and shade but there are a few issues you need to know about. This psyllid is a native Australian insect that burrows inside the leaves creating pimple-like damage.
What are the different names of lilly pillies?
Lilly pillies are classed under a number of different genera. Formerly known as Eugenia, they are presently classed as Acmena, Syzygium or Waterhousea but the plethora of commercial marketing names can add to the confusion.
What can lilly pilly trees be used for?
The trees make excellent screens, windbreaks, hedges, bird attractants or garden ornamentals. All Lilly Pillies can be easily pruned to a required height lower than their normal final growing height. For more information on which plant is suitable for your location see our Plant Description. Native with non-invasive roots.
Is the lilly pilly tree a non invasive tree?
Their root systems are generally non-invasive. Their fruits vary quite markedly in taste, but all seem to be well suited to preserving as they are high in acid and set well in their own pectin. They can make a refreshing snack when eaten fresh.