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The lilly pilly is one of the most popular plants in Australia today, particularly for hedging and topiary. Lilly pillies are evergreen rainforest plants with glossy green leaves. Many varieties have flushes of colourful new growth, ranging from brilliant pink to a red-brown. In spring to early summer most lilly pillies have fluffy white or greenish flowers followed by long lasting red,pink, purple or whitish berries. There are many, many species and cultivars on the market. Of these, a few are misnamed, while some perform better than others in gardens.
Confusion over names

Once lilly pillies were all known as eugenias. In recent years botanists have divided them into several genera, including Acmena, Syzygium and Waterhousea. Adding to the confusion, many growers have given lilly pillies marketing names. Sometimes the same plant will have several names. For example the lilly pilly sold as ‘Elite’ is thought to be identical to one sold as ‘Aussie Compact’. As well, some plants are sold under the wrong botanic name. Many lilly pillies for example are labelled Syzygium paniculatum, but are actually forms of S. australe. It is very important that these plants are correctly identified, particularly when they are used mainly as foliage plants, and the foliage of some species is very susceptible to attack by a pest called the lilly pilly psyllid.

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  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 5 years ago

    beautiful!!!

  • many thanks Dawn

    – Martina Fagan

  • dougie1page2
    dougie1page2about 5 years ago

    nice! have you emigrated? xx

  • No just at the Botanical greens greenhouse:)

    – Martina Fagan

  • gardens even:)

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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 5 years ago

  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 5 years ago

    Lovely work!!

  • Greatly appreciated !
    thank you kindly
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoabout 5 years ago

    Great shot, Tina

  • Greatly appreciated !
    thank you kindly
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 5 years ago

    nice capture Tina and great narrative.x

  • Greatly appreciated !
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    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 5 years ago

    Beautiful!!!!!

  • Greatly appreciated !
    thank you kindly
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 5 years ago

    Lovely soft colours Tina …

  • Greatly appreciated !
    thank you kindly
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • Anna Shaw
    Anna Shawabout 5 years ago

    That is so beautiful Martina – so well shot too.
    xx

  • Greatly appreciated !
    thank you kindly
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

  • Rainy
    Rainyabout 5 years ago

    Lovely capture Tina!!

  • Greatly appreciated !
    thank you kindly
    Tina

    – Martina Fagan

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