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Lilly Pilly Fruit

...edible berries. Don looked at the purple fruit of Syzygium australe. This lilly pilly is about the size of a small marble, but fruit size does vary from one species to another. Although lilly pilly fruit is edible, it is not very tasty. However, it is delicious made into a chutney, or try the recipe below for lilly pilly jelly.       Lilly Pilly Jelly Fruit for jelly should be fully matured, but not over-ripe. Adjust the quantities to suit the am... read more

Lilly Pilly Cordial – The French Alternative

...d summer, followed by attractive white, pink, magenta or purple fruit. Raw lilly pilly berries don’t taste very good, because they don’t contain much natural sugar. However, when sugar is added to the berries to make cordial, they taste delicious. Here is Jackie’s recipe for lilly pilly cordial: Ingredients 2 cups lilly pillies 4 cups water 1 teaspoon tartaric acid 2 cups sugar juice of 2 lemons Method Put the lilly pillies, water, tartaric acid,... read more

Dwarf Lilly Pilly ‘Hedgemaster’

...t that features prominently in the courtyard is ‘Hedgemaster’, a new dwarf lilly pilly. Acmena smithii ‘Hedgemaster’ ‘Hedgemaster’ was developed by Don Burke. It is a dwarf from of Acmena smithii and clips well into a low hedge to 1m (3′) tall. It has an extremely compact, dense habit and coppery coloured new growth. Unlike many other lilly pillies, ‘Hedgemaster’ is resistant to attack by the lilly pilly psyllid. It responds very well to trimming,... read more

Don’s Expert Answers: Lilly Pilly close to water meters

...re of problem: Lilly Pilly close to water meters Type of Plant (if known): Lilly Pilly (Bush christmas) Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): N/A Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: sandy How often do you water the plant: once a week How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day: 8 How long since you planted it: unknown Have you fertilised? If so, with what and when: no Is the... read more

Lilly Pilly Psyllids

...ox. However, there is one thing you should be aware of before you put in a lilly pilly. Many varieties are subject to attack by a tiny insect called a psyllid (Trioza egeniae). The psyllids suck sap from the new leaves, causing ugly oval lumps on the upper surface and corresponding depressions on the lower surface. What to do As lilly pillies are used as ornamental foliage plants a psyllid attack can ruin that wonderful leafy effect you were tryin... read more

Sick Lilly Pilly Leaves

...the tree also becomes stained by the black soot. Type of Plant (if known): lilly pilly ,Waterhousea floribunda – dark green shiny leaves, soft fibrous cream flowers, red/pink cherry/berry fruit Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): leaves exhibit two (2) problems. 1. galls on the underside of the leaves and a ‘buckling’disfigurment of the leaf, and (2) mature leaves are covered with a black soot mould Soil... read more

Lilly Pilly For Windbreak

...le. If not can you suggest an alternative please Type of Plant (if known): lilly pilly Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): none as yet Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: unknown How often do you water the plant: dont know yet How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day: most of the day What type of plant is it: lilly pilly How long since you planted it: hasnt been planted... read more

Don’s Expert Answers: Lilly Pilly Back Yard Bliss growth irregular

...em: Lilly Pilly Back Yard Bliss growth irregular Type of Plant (if known): Lilly Pilly Back Yard Bliss Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): 17 identical Lilly Pilly planted in one row, from one end to the other they gradually change from bushy dark green to half the size light green Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: loam How often do you water the plant: Alternate days by irrigation... read more

Lilly Pilly

...the flowers and fruit produced by members of the genus. Commonly known as lillypillys, they are handsome rainforest trees native to Australia and south-east Asia. Acmena smithii has long been a popular garden plant, most often used as an attractive, hardy screen or hedge, but there’s also a variegated form of Acmena smithii, which is not so well known. Plant details Common name: Variegated lilly pilly Botanical name: Acmena smithii ‘Variegated’ D... read more

Don’s Expert Answers: Lilly Pilly heat stress

...toria Nature of problem: Lilly Pilly heat stress Type of Plant (if known): Lilly Pilly (neighbour be gone) Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): New growth wiltering and dies in extreme heat Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: Sandy How often do you water the plant: 2-3 times per week How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day: 3-4 How long since you planted it: 18 months H... read more

Don’s Expert Answers: Lilly pilly cmas bush dying near pool

...f problem: Lilly pilly cmas bush dying near pool Type of Plant (if known): Lilly pilly xmas bush or bush xmas Symptoms of Plant Illness (please try NOT to diagnose your problems yourself): Leaves going brown Soil Type (e.g. sandy, clay or loam) OR Potting Mix Type: Clay How often do you water the plant: 1 per week How many hours of sunlight does the plant get each day: 3-4 How long since you planted it: 4 months Have you fertilised? If so, with wh... read more