This native Australian plant comes in various shapes and sizes. It can grow as small shrubs, tough hedges, and large trees. The Lilly Pilly is grown for a wide range of purposes; making it an extremely popular plant. They can be grown as miniature bonsais for ornamental purposes, tall large trees to accentuate and provide some screen or shade, or used as feature plants for botanical and native gardens.
Taking care of these beautiful Lilly Pilly plants, whatever variety you may have, can be a chore. The most experienced tree specialist in Sydney can help ease up your burden. Trees Down Under offer the most efficient, cost-effective, and fast tree services for all Sydney suburbs. Allow us to help you take care of your Lilly Pilly trees now.
What is The Lilly Pilly Tree
The Lilly Pilly has a scientific name of Syzygium smithii and it belongs to the Myrtaceae family of plants. What makes this group of small trees interesting is that its name “Lilly Pilly” is shared by several other plants. Adding to the confusion is the fact that the Lilly Pilly and its varieties keep getting reclassified. As a plant owner, you don’t have to delve too much into the names and classifications of Lily Pilly plants as their care is almost similar per variety.
There are about 60 varieties of Lilly Pilly that can be found in Australia. Nonetheless, they all have similar characteristics thus similar levels of care. The most common varieties of Lilly Pilly are the following:
- Scrub Cherry or Brush Cherry
- Aussie Boomer Lilly Pilly
- Baby Boomer Lilly Pilly
- Aussie Copper Lilly Pilly
- Small Leaf Lilly Pilly
- Weeping Lilly Pilly
- Northern form Lilly Pilly
- Glossy Lilly Pilly
- Bush Christmas Lilly Pilly
- Compact Lilly Pilly
- Dwarf Magenta Cherry (Red and Green)
The Lilly Pilly variations that are native to Australia are noted to be very hardy plants. They can survive in warm regions as well as in sheltered, moist areas. These plants prefer fertile soil but can be naturally found in different soil compositions. They can live in sandy, coastal soil and thrive in rainforests. Just be aware though that they can be stressed if the soil becomes too dry.
Non-hybrid varieties of Lilly Pilly produce edible fruits. The fruits, as well as the flowers, may vary in appearance and even in taste. The common characteristic they have is they all have high acidic content. Don’t be surprised if you see preserved candies made from Lily Pilly fruits. They surprisingly taste good too!
Lilly Pilly Tree Removal Experts Sydney
As Lilly Pilly plants are good to have, there are instances when the need to remove them from your property arises. You may be in the middle of a renovation and you need to remove some of these shrubs. There may also be situations when you want to redesign or replace the plants that you have in your garden. Perhaps those Lilly Pilly plants have grown so fast that you need to remove some of them.
Whatever reason you have, you’ll need the services of Lilly Pilly tree removal specialists. We can help you transfer your trees and bushes to more suitable locations or we can totally remove them from your property. Leave the tasks to the specialists of Trees Down Under as we have the complete lists of essential equipment and tools to make the services you opted for as smooth as possible.
Lilly Pilly Tree Pruning & Trimming Sydney
Regular pruning and trimming are essential if you want your Lilly Pilly to look tidy, compact, and dense. You need to control the shapes and form the plant grows so as to avoid things getting out of hand. These plants grow very fast. You’d want to limit their growth closer to the ground. In addition, these plants happily adapt to regular pruning and trimming. They tend to be healthier when properly pruned and trimmed as they grow.
All varieties of Lilly Pilly are easy to prune. The key principle here is that you should prune the Lilly Pilly to maintain its height that’s below the mature plants’ final average height. Density rather than size is more important in pruning and trimming. You won’t have to worry if the need to prune back the tree too hard is necessary.
If you need pruning and trimming services for your Lilly Pilly plants in Sydney, give Trees Down Under a call. We’ll make sure to be on your property at our agreed time and perform the tasks as clean and efficient to your liking and satisfaction.
We Remove Any Type of Lilly Pilly Tree in Sydney
If you need fast, efficient, safe, and affordable Lilly Pilly tree removal in Sydney, call Trees Down Under, the most experienced and reliable tree specialist in town. We will help you transform your property into a clean, safe, work of beauty. Our team of large trees and shrubs experts are fully equipped with the latest equipment and tools to handle Lilly Pilly trees and shrubs, whatever their variety may be.
Call us today on 0475 463 597 for more information about our Lilly Pilly removal and maintenance services.