COMMON NAME: SMALL LEAVED LILLY PILLY, CHERRY ALDER
Pot Size: 100L – Over 2m Tall
Syzygium luehmannii is an evergreen Australian native rainforest tree. Common names include riberry, small leaved lilly pilly, cherry satinash, cherry alder, or clove lilli pilli. It is psyllid resistant.
It produces flushes of colourful new growth in the Spring. It has small, glossy, lance-shaped leaves that are a shiny green when mature, but pink/red when young. In spring to early summer most lilly pillies have fluffy white or greenish flowers followed by long lasting red, purple or whitish berries.
The fruit matures from December to February, being a pear shaped red berry, known as a riberry.
The tree grows to about 8 metres. The berry has a tart, cranberry-like flavour, with a hint of cloves. It has been popular as a gourmet bushfood since the early 1980s, and is commercially cultivated on a small-scale basis.
If you live outside of Sydney, please enquire first before purchasing this plant. We only supply smaller plants (15cm pot size or smaller) outside of Sydney, but if the quantity purchase is large enough we can price you on the freight. Thank you for your understanding.
Position: Full sun to part shade
Height: 800cm (8m)
Width: 400cm (4m)
Type: Feature / Hedge