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LILLIPILLIES at Aspley Nursery

This group of plants come under the following families Acmena, Eugenia, Syzygium, Waterhousea. This is a list of the species we have selected to grow, it is buy no means a complete list but covers a cross section of lillipillies that should fill every need.

Acmena Allyn Magic    Syzygium Cascade    Syzygium australe    Syzygium australe Aussie Southern    Syzygium australe Elite  

Syzygium australe Narrowleaf      Syzygium Bush Christmas       Syzygium Jambos        Syzygium Cherry Surprise     Waterhousea floribunda

SYZYGIUM SILVER SCREEN pbr the best new variegated lillipilly

Acmena Allyns Magic

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Acmena Allyn Magic

A recent release lillipilly that is one of the best available. It can be used in similar situations as Murraya Min A Min and Syzygium Tiny Trev. It has copper highlight in the new growth and is an excellent subject for clipping. Unclipped it will grow about 900mm.

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Syzygium Cascade

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Syzygium Cascade

 Grows to 3m in sun or part shade, new growth is crimson and slightly weeping. It bears masses of crimson powder puff flowers followed by white berries. Pruning will make it even thicker than it's natural growth habit

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Syzygium jambos

Syzygium jambos

Syzygium jambos

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Syzygium jambos

NOT RECOMMENDED IT IS VERY SUSEPTABLE TO MYRTLE RUST

A small tree that that grows to about 5m and can be used under power lines . It has large cream flowers followed by large fruits. It is fast growing and hardy with coppery new foliage.

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Syzygium australe    

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Syzygium australe

This is another lillipilly found in the nursery it is fast growing loves pruning, has a similar leaf to Aussie Southern but without the large cupped leaf of Aussie Southern. It grows fast with few pests and loves pruning.

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Syzygium australe Narrowleaf

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Syzygium australe Narrowleaf

This plant was found in our nursery and an eagle eyed staff member put it aside. This is a very fast growing columnar lillipilly that is an excellent choice for screening in narrow spaces. It will grow to 8 meters but can be pruned to any height. We use it exclusively in our topiary work. Hardy and pest free it is smothered in white flower in spring and summer.

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Syzygium australe Elite

 

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This is one of the best hedging lillipillies available, it is known by many names, "Aussie Compact", "Magenta Cherry", "Select" are a few. This lillipilly grows naturally dense and in reasonable soil will grow to 5 meters. It is one of "Psyllid free"  lillipillies and will grow in sun or light shade. 

Unfortunately not all varieties sold as Elite are Elite. Elite is naturally dense with slightly weeping side branches, the new growth doesn't have copper tones appearing light green against the older foliage. 

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Syzygium australe Aussie Southern

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Syzygium australe Aussie Southern

This plant was found in our nursery and an eagle eyed staff member put it aside. This is a very fast growing columnar lillipilly that is an excellent choice for screening in narrow spaces. It will grow to 8 meters but can be pruned to any height. We use it exclusively in out topiary work. Hardy and pest free it is smothered in white flower in spring and summer.

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Syzygium Bush Christmas

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Syzygium Bush Christmas

A fine leafed lillipilly that has crimson new growth especially in cool weather. An excellent choice for a small hedge though it will grow slowly to 3-4 meters depending on conditions.

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Waterhousea floribunda Select

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Waterhousea floribunda

Waterhousea floribunda Select Form

This is a very fast growing lillipilly tree with lightly weeping foliage. The new growth is a pale green slowly changing to deep green on the older foliage. Floribunda is an excellent tree for screening in larger areas as it can maintain foliage low to the ground if unprimed. The photo on the right shows the first batch of our Waterhousea floribunda select. We have been looking for better forms of the tree for years and have finally settled on this form due to it's excellent form and growth habit. all of the trees grown by ASPLEY NURSERY in the future will be cutting grown from this form giving the landscaper and designer a guaranteed result  and even performance.

It's general habit is a medium tree to 10m though this is effected by availability of water and soil type. It grows as a native to South East Queensland.

 

 

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