Resilience foliage

Lillypilly ‘Resilience’

Syzigium australe ‘Resilience’

Synonyms: Scrub Cherry.

Another great fast-growing option for screening. Similar to Lillypilly ‘Select’ but with a larger, more glossy leaf. This cultivar has been selectively bred to be resistant to psyllid pests and other issues common to the genus. Lillypillys such as Resilience are best clipped frequently to form a dense “brick wall” screen or hedge. It can also be left unclipped where it will grow into a small conical tree. Also suitable for topiary.

Applications

  • Hedging
  • Screening
  • Japanese gardens
  • Formal gardens
  • Topiary

Care

Prune lightly and regularly to encourage thick, compact growth. Unpruned plants will become a small tree, which may not provide the screening you’re looking for. Can grow in part shade but maintains tighter growth and better appearance in full sun. Does best in rich, well-drained soil. Won’t tolerate waterlogged soils. Use quality fertilizer such as Troforte or Organic Link regularly to produce strong, clean growth.

Features

  • Glossy foliage

  • Bronze new growth

  • Fluffy white flowers

  • Attractive pink fruit

  • Holds foliage to ground level if well maintained


Size

Height: 3-4m
Width: 1-2m

Light

Full sun to part shade

Watering

Moderate watering. Can survive drought periods once established.

Growth Rate

Fast if in good conditions.
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