Australia boasts over 60 different varieties of Lilly Pilly and all fruits appear edible. They range from a small bush to a big tree and are well respected for their spectacular ornamental value and fast growth. 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. 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.

Scrub Cherry or Brush Cherry

Syzygium australe

Scrub Cherry or Brush Cherry
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 5 metres high x 2.5 metres wide. Small to medium tree that is very adaptable to most conditions. Fruit is pink-red. Ideal for a larger screen or hedge. Bird Attracting, Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Low Lying Areas (Wet Area Plants), Water Wise Plants. Plant I.D. No. 1
Syzygium australe Boomer PBR

Syzygium australe Aussie Boomer PBR

Aussie Boomer Lilly Pilly
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 1.5 metres high x 1.5 metres wide. Can be shaped into any size or shape. Ideal for hedges, container planting, topiary or general garden planting. Makes a great specimen plant or a spectacular hedge. Dark green foliage topped with bronze/red new growth. Bird Attracting, Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 2
Syzygium australe Baby Boomer

Syzygium australe Baby Boomer

Baby Boomer Lilly Pilly
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 1.5 metres high x 1.5 metres wide. Can be shaped into any size or shape. Ideal for hedges, container planting, topiary or general garden planting. Makes a great specimen plant or a spectacular hedge. Dark green foliage topped with bronze/red new growth. Bird Attracting, Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 2B
Syzygium australe Copper

Syzygium australe Aussie Copper

Aussie Copper Lilly Pilly
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 3 metres high x 1.5 metres wide. Excellent for screening or hedging. Foliage is deep olive green through to copper new growth. An excellent ‘topiary’ plant due to neat glossy appearance. Bird Attracting, Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 4
Syzygium australe Northern

Syzygium australe Aussie Northern

Northern form Lilly Pilly
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 5 metres high x 2 metres wide. Compact habit makes it ideal for a screen plant and can be shaped. Rounded leaf forms similar to Aussie Southern and foliage growth to the ground. White flowers in spring followed by masses of dark red oval fruits. Ideal as a screen. Bird Attracting, Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 5
Syzygium australe Southern

Syzygium australe Aussie Southern

Glossy Lilly Pilly
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 5 metres high x 2 metres wide. Compact habit makes it ideal for a screen plant and can be shaped. Handsome foliage varying in color from deep green through to orange new growth. Glossy sheen on leaves and foliage growth to the ground. White flowers in spring followed by masses of dark red oval fruits. Bird Attracting, Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 6
Syzygium australe Bush Christmas PBR

Syzygium australe Bush Christmas PBR

Bush Christmas Lilly Pilly
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 2 metres high x 1.5 metres wide. Ideal for hedges, container planting, topiary or general garden planting. Can be kept to 1 metre high. Ideal for shaping into a dense hedge. A great container plant with a flush of orange new growth in winter. Bird Attracting, Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 7
Syzygium australe Elegance PBR

Syzygium australe Elegance PBR

Compact Lilly Pilly
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 2 metres high x 1.5 metres wide. Can be shaped into any size or shape. Makes a great specimen plant or a spectacular hedge. Dark green foliage topped with bronze/red new growth. Bird Attracting, Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 8
Syzygium australe Elite

Syzygium australe Elite

Dwarf Magenta Cherry (green)
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 3 metres high x 1.5 metres wide. Can be shaped into any size. Ideal for hedges, container planting, topiary or general garden planting. Glossy dark green leaves with new foliage tinted Bronze. Bird Attracting, Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 9
Syzygium australe Elite Red

Syzygium australe Elite Red

Dwarf Magenta Cherry (red)
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 3 metres high x 1.5 metres wide. Can be shaped into any size. Ideal for hedges, container planting, topiary or general garden planting. Glossy dark green leaves with new foliage tinted Bronze. Bird Attracting, Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 10
Syzygium australe Express

Syzygium australe Express

Lilly Pilly Express
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 4 metres high x 1.5 metres wide. Can be shaped into any size. Ideal for hedges, container planting, topiary or general garden planting. Glossy, dark green leaves with new foliage tinted red. Loves full sun. Bird Attracting, Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 11
Syzygium australe Hinterland Gold

Syzygium australe Hinterland Gold

Gold Lilly Pilly
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 4 metres high x 1.5 metres wide. Ideal as a hedge or as an attractive container specimen. Attractive gold glossy leaves compactly arranged, with several new flushes throughout the year. With natural uniform shape pruning is often not required. Bird Attracting, Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 12
Syzygium Cascade PBR

Syzygium Cascade PBR

Cascade Lilly Pilly
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 3 metres high x 2 metres wide. A decorative compact shrub with flowing ‘cascades’ of drooping red new growth changing through shades of pink to green as the new growth ages. Producing clusters of flowers in spring followed by red edible fruits. Bird Attracting, Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 13
Syzygium (Waterhousea) floribundum

Syzygium (Waterhousea) floribundum

Weeping Lilly Pilly
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 10 metres high x 5 metres wide. Dense foliaged, rounded and spreading tree. Dark glossy green leaves and pale green young shoots. Have abundant small fluffy white flowers. Ideal as a ‘larger’ screen plant. Bird Attracting, Coastal (Salt Tolerant Plants), Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Low Lying Areas (Wet Area Plants), Shade Growing Plants, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 14
Syzygium francisii

Syzygium francisii

Francis’s Water Gum
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 8-15 metres high x 6 metres wide. A great tree for a larger screen, or can be pruned to shape. Dense crown with wavy-edged leaves and pale violet fruits in autumn. New growth is brilliant red or pink. Bird Attracting, Coastal (Salt Tolerant Plants), Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Low Lying Areas (Wet Area Plants), Shade Growing Plants, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 15
Syzygium (Acmena) hemilamprum

Syzygium (Acmena) hemilamprum

Blush Satinash
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 4 metres high x 2.5 metres wide. Large bushy shrub or small tree. Deep green glossy leaves with apricot to red-brown new growth several times a year. Clusters of white, fluffy flowers in spring. Bird Attracting, Coastal (Salt Tolerant Plants), Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 16
Syzygium jambos

Syzygium jambos

Rose Apple
Has non-invasive roots. Grows to 8 metres high x 4 metres wide. Tall glossy foliaged attractive shrub/tree. Ideal for larger hedge. Produces yellow colored edible fruits. Bird Attracting, Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Low Lying Areas (Wet Area Plants), Shade Growing Plants, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 17
Syzygium luehmannii

Syzygium luehmannii

Small Leaf Lilly Pilly
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 7 metres high x 3 metres wide. A decorative compact medium tree, foliage to ground level. Small white flowers, followed by fleshy red berries. Glossy green leaves are renowned for their beautiful pink/red when young. Bird Attracting, Coastal (Salt Tolerant Plants), Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Low Lying Areas (Wet Area Plants), Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 18
Syzygium (Acmena) smithii Firescreen

Syzygium (Acmena) smithii Firescreen

Lilly Pilly Firescreen
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 6 metres high x 2 metres wide. Dense screen or clear-trunked for a compact tree. Small cream flowers followed by edible berries. Cold tolerant to -2 degrees. Disease and psyllid resistant. Attractive red new growth. Bird Attracting, Coastal (Salt Tolerant Plants), Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 19
Syzygium (Acmena) smithii

Syzygium (Acmena) smithii

Lilly Pilly
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 8 metres high x 2.5 metres wide. Can be trimmed to form a hedge. Attractive bronze new growth, with fluffy cream blossom followed by masses of bright blue berries. Bird Attracting, Coastal (Salt Tolerant Plants), Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Shade Growing Plants, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 20
Syzygium a. Resilience

Syzygium a. Resilience

Psyllid Resistant Lilly Pilly
Native with non-invasive roots. Grows to 5 metres high x 2 metres wide. Deep green, glossy foliage with flushes of pale green new growth several times a year. Clusters of white, fluffy flowers appear in spring. Masses of decorative, red berries in autumn and winter. A psyllid resistantl shrub similar to the Aussie Southern in its form. Bird Attracting, Coastal (Salt Tolerant Plants), Hedging, Shaping or Topiary, Water Wise Plants Plant I.D. No. 21