Riberry Lilly Pilly - Syzygium luehmannii
A very tasty ornamental! This Lilly Pilly is not just a beautiful ornamental tree, it is very useful edible tree as well. The ‘Riberries’, of this Lilly Pilly are bright red, and follow the showy white powder-puff flowers. The taste is described as resembling cranberry and are a very popular bush tucker.
Flowers attract butterflies and birds, and berries are a source of food for wildlife.
Growing Riberry Lilly Pilly
The tree itself is evergreen, and grows to 15m tall in habitat, although height around 7m is more often seen in cultivation. Foliage is beautiful, glossy dark green, and very dense. New leaves emerge pinkish red, which adds beautiful colour to the garden. It is native to Australia, and is found along the East Coast of Australia.
Syzygium luehmannii is one of the few Lilly Pillies which are resistant to the Lilly Pilly Psyllid, the dreaded pest which affects many Lilly Pillies in our gardens!
Riberry Lilly Pilly uses
Use Syzygium luehmannii as an ornamental tree in the garden, as windbreak or as shade tree. It is great for hedging and fruits can be made into jam, sauces, or lollies. Plants can be trimmed into shapes and topiaries. Plant one in a container as patio decoration!
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