The Best Lilly Pilly to Hedge

The Perfect Lilly Pilly for your Garden Evergreen Trees Direct

Lilly pillies are a type of evergreen tree that is native to Australia and New Zealand. Here at Evergreen Trees Direct, Lilly Pilly varieties are some of our best sellers. 

Lilly Pilly Hedge

The Best Lilly Pilly to Hedge Your Garden

Backyard Bliss Lilly Pilly (Syzygium paniculatum 'Backyard Bliss')

Mature Height: 3-4 metres
Mature Width: 1-2 meters
Growth Rate: Fast growth rate
Growth Habit: Evergreen, Dense Foliage, glossy green leaves
Psyllid Resistant: Stronger resititance than most lilly pilly variety
Frost tolerant: New growth is sensitive, hardy when mature

The Backyard Bliss Lilly Pilly is a disease-resistant and tough evergreen tree with a fast growth rate, making it an excellent choice for those seeking low-maintenance landscaping solutions. It has a relatively high drought tolerance once established. The foliage of Backyard Bliss Lilly Pilly is known for being mostly clean and healthy due to its strong resistance to Psyllid.

Some benefits of Backyard Bliss Lilly Pilly include:

  • Compact and dense growth habit
  • Attractive dark green foliage
  • Produces edible berries
  • Responds well to pruning
  • Ideal for hedging and screening

Backyard Bliss Lilly Pilly

Acmena smithii

Acmena smithii, also known as Lilly Pilly, is a versatile evergreen tree that can be used as a hedge or screen plant due to its dense foliage. It is a popular choice for landscaping projects as it responds well to pruning, making it easy to maintain. Acmena smithii is also drought-tolerant and can thrive in a variety of soil types and climates.

Some benefits of Acmena smithii include:

  • Fast-growing
  • Hardy
  • Attracts birds
  • Can be planted near a pool
  • Its an Evergreen Tree so it retains its leaves year round
  • Perfect for narrower driveways

Acmena Smithii

Syzgium Australe 'Straight & Narrow'

Mature Height: 2 - 3 metres
Mature Width: 0.5 - 1 metre
Growth Rate: Medium Growth Rate
Growth Habit: Evergreen, dense foliage, glossy green leaves
Drought Tolerant: Moderately drought tolerant
Frost Tolerant: Moderate frost tolerance

Syzgium Australe 'Straight & Narrow': This is a narrow-growing Lilly Pilly cultivar that is perfect for hedging in narrow spaces. It has attractive glossy green foliage and produces small white flowers in summer, followed by edible berries.

Some benefits of Syzygium Australe 'Straight & Narrow' include:

  • Narrow growth habit
  • Attractive glossy green foliage
  • Produces edible berries
  • Responds well to pruning
  • Ideal for narrow hedges and screening

Straight and Narrow

Winter Lights Lilly Pilly (Syzygium 'Winter Lights')

Mature Height: 2-3 metres
Mature Width: 1-2 meters
Growth Rate: Fast growth rate
Growth Habit: Evergreen, Dense Foliage, Glossy leaves with red margins
Psyllid Resistant: Yes
Frost tolerant: New growth is sensitive, hardy when mature
Regular pruning? Required to maintain a formal hedge

Winter Lights Lilly Pilly has bright green leaves with red margins that turn crimson in winter. It grows up to 2-3 metres, is hardy and drought-tolerant when established, and resistant to Psyllid, which keeps its foliage clean and healthy all year round. 

Some Benefits of Winter Lights include: 

  • Small, dense and bushy growth habit
  • Attractive dark green foliage that turns red in winter
  • Produces edible berries
  • Responds well to pruning
  • Ideal for hedging and screening

Winter Light Lilly Pillies

Hinterland Gold Lilly Pilly (Syzygium 'Hinterland Gold')

Mature Height: 3 - 5meters
Mature Width: 1.5 - 2meters
Growth Rate: Fast Growth Rate
Frost tolerant: New growth is sensitive, hardy when mature
Psyllids Resistant: No
Regular pruning? Required to maintain a formal hedge

Hinterland Gold Lilly Pilly (Syzygium 'Hinterland Gold'): This is a medium-sized Lilly Pilly cultivar that is perfect for hedging. It has attractive gold-tinted foliage and produces small white flowers in summer, followed by edible berries.

Some benefits of Hinterland Gold Lilly Pilly include:

  • Medium-sized growth habit
  • Attractive gold-tinted foliage
  • Produces edible berries
  • Responds well to pruning
  • Ideal for hedging and screening

Weeping Lilly Pilly (Waterhousea floribunda)

Mature Height: 8 meters
Mature width: 5m
Growth Rate: Fast
Frost tolerant: New growth is sensitive, hardy when mature
Psylid resistant: No
Regular pruning? Required to maintain a formal hedge

This is a versatile evergreen tree that is perfect for creating a less formal hedge. It has attractive glossy green foliage that droops, giving it a weeping appearance. Some benefits of Weeping Lilly Pilly include:

  • Can be planted near a pool
  • Fast-growing
  • Hardy
  • Attracts birds
  • Its native Australian making it highly suitable to use in landscaping¬†
  • Its an Evergreen Tree so it retains its leaves year round
  • Does not require excessive trimming/ maintenance

 

Acmena Smithii Sublime Lilly Pilly (Syzygium smithii 'Sublime')

Mature Height: 6 metres
Mature Width: 4 metres
Growth Rate: Slow growth rate
Psyllids Resistant: Yes
Frost tolerant: New growth is sensitive, hardy when mature
Regular pruning? Required to maintain a formal hedge

This is a medium-sized Lilly Pilly cultivar that is perfect for hedging. It has attractive glossy green foliage and produces small white flowers in summer, followed by edible berries.

Some benefits of Acmena Smithii Sublime Lilly Pilly include:

  • Medium-sized growth habit
  • Attractive glossy green foliage
  • Produces edible berries
  • Responds well to pruning
  • Ideal for hedging and screening

 Lilly Pilly Sublime 

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When choosing Lilly pilly for your garden, it's essential to consider the size, growth rate, and drought tolerance of the tree. The Backyard Bliss Lilly Pilly or Elite Lilly Pilly are good choices if you're looking for a fast-growing tree. For a compact tree, the Hinterland Gold Lilly Pilly is a good option. And for a tall, fast-growing tree, the Acmena Smithii Sublime Lilly Pilly is a great choice. Whichever variety you choose, make sure to plant it in an area that receives full sun or part shade and has well-drained soil.

 

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2 comments

Hi there
I have a very narrow garden bed 30-50cm and am wanting a Lilly Pilly to plant beside the pool concrete path to screen out neighbours high set house. So would like them to grow very high. What would you recommend?

Lani
We have an established a hedge of syzygium hinterland gold what is the best treatment for psylids?
Kathy Mitchell

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