Lilly Pilly - Resilience

Lilly Pilly – Resilience

Syzygium australe.

Lilly Pilly “Resilience’ is a versatile native plant that is great for hedging and screening, growing approximately 3m tall in full sun or part shade.

Resilience is named accordingly due to its resilience to many pests and diseases.

The new growth gives all year round colour along with white flowers and crimson coloured berries, which will attract birds into your garden.

Lilly Pilly Resilience responds well to pruning and will tolerate a wide range of soils and conditions, but will perform best in moist but well drained soil in full sun to part shade.


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Plant Growing Tips

Where to Grow

Lilly Pilly 'Resilience' (Syzygium australe) thrives in full sun to partial shade. It's ideal for hedging, screening, topiary, and bonsai due to its dense and compact growth habit. It can reach up to 5 meters in height and 3 meters in width if left unpruned, but it is highly adaptable to pruning to maintain a smaller, desired shape. This plant is psyllid resistant and works well in various garden styles, including formal gardens and native landscapes.


Lilly Pilly 'Resilience' grows well in a range of Australian climates, including sub-tropical, warm temperate, and cool temperate regions. It can tolerate light frost but prefers a climate that does not experience extreme cold.


This plant adapts well to the humidity levels found in its native Australian environment. It prefers moderate to high humidity but can tolerate lower humidity with proper care.

Soil Type

Lilly Pilly 'Resilience' is not fussy about soil types and can grow in sandy, clay, loamy, sandy loam, and clay loam soils. It thrives in well-draining soil and benefits from the addition of organic matter to improve soil structure and fertility. At planting, it's recommended to use a native plant specialty mix to enhance drainage and provide essential nutrients. Regular mulching helps retain moisture and keep the roots cool.

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