Lilli Pilli - Syzygium Australe

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Size: Tubestock

Pickup available at 40 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

Usually ready in 2-4 days

Lilli Pilli - Syzygium Australe

Lilli Pilli - Syzygium Australe

Tubestock

40 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

Pickup available, usually ready in 2-4 days

40 Myoora Road
Terrey Hills NSW 2084
Australia

0431819089
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Lilli pilli, or Syzygium smithii, is a versatile plant that offers a range of cooking and food uses.

Cooking and Food Uses

- Lilli pilli berries are commonly used in jams, jellies, and fruit syrups due to their tart and tangy flavor.
- They can be included in desserts like pies, tarts, and cakes to add a unique twist.
- The berries can also be used in sauces, marinades, and chutneys to add a tangy and aromatic element to savory dishes.

 

Growing Conditions

- Climate: Lilli pilli thrives in warm to subtropical climates, particularly in coastal regions.
- Sunlight: It prefers full sun to partial shade exposure.
- Soil: Well-draining soil is ideal for lilli pilli, whether it is sandy or clay-based.
- Watering: Regular watering is necessary, especially during hot and dry periods.
- Fertilizer: Apply a balanced slow-release fertilizer during the growing season to promote healthy growth.

 

Height and Growth

- Lilli pilli is an evergreen shrub or small tree that can reach a height of 3 to 10 meters depending on the variety.
- It has glossy green foliage and produces small, ornamental berries.
- Pruning can be done to maintain desired size and shape.

 

Care Instructions

1. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water deeply at regular intervals, especially during dry spells.
2. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the plant to retain moisture and suppress weed growth.
3. Pruning: Prune lilli pilli after flowering to maintain its shape and promote bushier growth.
4. Pest and Disease Control: Monitor for pests like aphids and scale insects. Treat as necessary with appropriate insecticides or soapy water solutions. Watch out for fungal diseases, and ensure good airflow around the plant.