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Lilly Pilly Hedge Plants – Best In NZ!

Growing colourful hedges using Lilly Pilly’s delivers a vast range of benefits:

We have the largest variety of hedge plants, including Syzygium Resilience, and we have the right one for your space. Our Lilly Pilly’s have been selected to thrive in NZ’s climate. We grow and stock only the highest quality plants, sourcing them locally, and from NZ’s leading nurseries. Each plant is packed and transported with extreme care, ensuring it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Syzygium, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Syzygium Lilly Pilly Questions

1. What are some fun facts about Lilly Pilly?

Some fun facts about Lilly Pilly’s:

2. How do I identify Syzygium?

Here are some key characteristics to look for when identifying Syzygium:

  1. Leaves: Syzygium leaves are typically opposite, simple, and leathery. They can be ovate, lanceolate, or elliptical in shape, and they often have a glossy or waxy texture. Some species may have entire leaf margins, while others may have serrated or crenulate margins.
  2. Flowers: Syzygium flowers are small and clustered in panicles or racemes. They are typically white, pink, or purple, and they have four or five petals. The stamens are numerous and conspicuous, and they often extend beyond the petals.
  3. Fruit: Syzygium fruit is a fleshy berry that can be red, pink, purple, or black in colour. The fruit is typically globose or ovoid in shape, and it contains a single seed.
  4. Bark: Syzygium bark is typically smooth and brown or gray in color. It may be rough or fissured on older trees.

In addition to these general characteristics, there are a few specific features that can help you identify different Syzygium species. For example, Syzygium australe has four-angled twigs, while Syzygium paniculatum has globose fruit with a pronounced apical rim.

3. Is Syzygium an evergreen?

Yes, most Syzygium species are evergreen. This is a desirable trait for many gardeners, as it provides year-round greenery and shade. However, there are a few exceptions to this rule. For example, Syzygium paniculatum is a deciduous species that loses its leaves in autumn.

4. Which Lilly Pilly has the best fruit?

The best Lilly Pilly for fruit depends on your personal preferences, as taste is subjective. However, some of the most popular Lilly Pilly varieties for fruit include:

  1. Syzygium paniculatum (Riberry): This variety has small, dark red fruits with a sweet and juicy flavor. They are often used in jams, jellies, and pies.
  2. Syzygium australe (Creek Lilly Pilly): This variety has slightly larger fruits than Riberry, with a more tart flavor. They are often eaten fresh or used in cooking.
  3. Syzygium smithii (Hedgemaster): This variety has small, purple fruits with a sweet and slightly tangy flavor. They are often eaten fresh or used in sauces.
  4. Syzygium oleosum (Blue Lilly Pilly): This variety has large, blue fruits with a sweet and aromatic flavor. They are often eaten fresh or used in making liqueurs.
  5. Syzygium jambos (Rose Apple): This variety has large, pink or white fruits with a sweet and floral flavor. They are often eaten fresh or used in making drinks and desserts.

These are just a few of the many Lilly Pilly varieties that are grown for their fruit. When choosing a Lilly Pilly variety, it is important to consider your climate, soil type, and desired fruit flavour. With proper care, Lilly Pilly trees can produce an abundance of delicious fruit for years to come.

5. Which lilly pilly grows fastest?

The fastest-growing Lilly Pilly varieties are the Acmena Smithii Sublime Lilly Pilly and the Backyard Bliss Lilly Pilly. These varieties can grow up to 2 feet (0.6 meters) per year in ideal conditions. Other fast-growing Lilly Pilly varieties include the Hinterland Gold Lilly Pilly and the Elite Lilly Pilly.

6. Which lilly pilly grows tallest?

The tallest Lilly Pilly varieties can reach heights of up to 30 meters (100 feet) in ideal conditions. Some of the tallest Lilly Pilly varieties include:

  1. Syzygium luehmannii (Broad-Leafed Lilly Pilly): This variety can grow up to 30 meters (100 feet) tall.
  2. Syzygium paniculatum (Riberry): This variety can grow up to 20 meters (65 feet) tall.
  3. Syzygium smithii (Acmena Smithii): This variety can grow up to 15 meters (50 feet) tall.
  4. Syzygium australe (Creek Lilly Pilly): This variety can grow up to 12 meters (40 feet) tall.
  5. Syzygium jambos (Rose Apple): This variety can grow up to 10 meters (33 feet) tall.

Please note that these are just average heights, and actual heights may vary depending on the growing conditions.

7. Which Lilly Pilly is best for screening?

Several Lilly Pilly varieties are well-suited for screening due to their dense foliage and fast growth rates. Here are some of the top choices for creating a privacy barrier or windbreak:

  1. Acmena Smithii Sublime Lilly Pilly: This variety features dense, glossy green foliage that forms a thick hedge. It grows at a moderate pace, reaching heights of up to 5 meters (16 feet).
  2. Syzygium paniculatum (Riberry): This fast-growing variety can reach heights of up to 8 meters (26 feet) and produces dense, dark green foliage that provides excellent screening.
  3. Syzygium australe (Creek Lilly Pilly): This variety has a fast growth rate and can reach heights of up to 10 meters (33 feet). Its foliage is dense and glossy, making it an effective screening plant.
  4. Sweeper Waterhousea floribunda: This variety is known for its exceptional resistance to myrtle rust, a fungal disease that can affect some Lilly Pilly species. It grows at a moderate pace, reaching heights of up to 10 meters (33 feet).
  5. Syzygium oleosum (Blue Lilly Pilly): This variety has attractive blue-green foliage and can reach heights of up to 10 meters (33 feet). It grows at a moderate pace and forms a dense hedge.
  6. Syzygium jambos (Rose Apple): This variety has large, glossy leaves and can reach heights of up to 15 meters (49 feet). It grows at a moderate pace and provides excellent screening.

When selecting a Lilly Pilly variety for screening, consider the desired height, growth rate, and foliage characteristics.

8. Are lilly pilly berries toxic to dogs?

The short answer is yes, lilly pilly berries can be toxic to dogs. The berries contain cyanogenic glycosides, which can release cyanide when ingested. Cyanide is a poisonous substance that can cause a variety of symptoms in dogs, including vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, and tremors. In severe cases, cyanide poisoning can be fatal.

The severity of the reaction to lilly pilly berries depends on several factors, including the amount of berries ingested, the dog's size and weight, and their overall health. Even a small amount of berries can be toxic to small dogs.

If you think your dog has eaten lilly pilly berries, it is important to seek veterinary attention immediately. The sooner treatment is started, the better the chances of recovery.

Here are some signs that your dog may have eaten lilly pilly berries:

If you see any of these signs, it is important to take your dog to the vet immediately.

9. Where can I get good advice on Syzygium - Lilly Pilly care?

The Plant Company has produced a suite of short articles that cover everything you could want to know about Lilly Pilly care and everything you would want to know about growing them. They are well worth the read!

https://www.theplantcompany.co.nz/expert-advice/lilly-pilly-eugenia-syzgium

10. Where can I get good advice on Syzygium - Lilly Pilly hedges?

The Plant Company has produced a suite of short articles that cover everything you could want to know about Lilly Pilly hedges. How far apart to plant them, how to trim them, and more. They are well worth the read!

https://www.theplantcompany.co.nz/expert-advice/lilly-pilly-eugenia-syzgium/lilly-pilly-hedge-trim-prune


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