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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    4 comments

    Lovely site very helpful large variety and plenty of knowledge. Thank you i

    Behrens Ron

    We would like to replace our privacy screen along back fence under power lines in Canberra. Least amount of mess, fastest growth, about 8m coverage, full afternoon sun, about 3-4m growth required. Would prefer not to have to trim height. What do you recommend, how long to achieve maximum height (3-4m)? Thank you

    Emma

    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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