Nursery Plant of the Month: Syzygium luehmanii

Known as a ‘bush tucker plant’ from the Myrtaceae family, Ribery small leaved Lillipilli as it is more commonly known, is one of our favourites grown at the Regen Australia Nursery amongst other yummy bush tucker plants .

Syzygium luehmannii is an evergreen rainforest tree native to the Australian Riverina as well as the sub-tropical and tropical rainforests of northern New South Wales and southern Queensland.

This medium sized tree can be used for hedging or shade and is often used for screening and wind breaks. Offering white to cream fluffy flowers which blossom from Spring through to Summer these beautiful plants with distinct foliage generally grow to around 10m tall in gardens, however in the wild it can easily grow up to 30 metres tall, yet can easily be pruned to size. 

Syzygium luehmannii in Royal Botanic Gardens ( Sydney )

Also characterised by its large decorative pink to red fruit that which attract birds, the fruit of Syzygium luehmanii can also be eaten by humans straight from the plant and is often made into jams and other condiments.

Syzygium luehmannii Fruit

If you’d like to find out more about how we process bush tucker like Syzygium luehmannii then check out our other article “Processing Bush Tucker Seed From Collection.”

Do you have room for a stunning 10m tall Syzygium luehmannii in your garden? If you do, it’s definitely a tree that will keep on giving and the native wildlife will love you too!

Image Credits: Property of Regen Australia Nursery except for:
• Banner: New leaves of Syzygium luehmannii by Tatters https://flic.kr/p/jEu1hF   (CC BY-SA 2.0)
• Close up of Fruit: Poyt448 Peter Woodard – Own work, Public Domain, https:commons.wikimedia.orgwindex.phpcurid=6011784
• Tree: Syzygium luehmannii in Royal Botanic Gardens ( Sydney )Batsv, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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