Australian Lilly pilly or Syzygium

JodieDownUnder Posts: 1,482 admin

Please don’t ask me to pronounce this one quickly, try (scissor gym ) There are many species of this genus in Australia, a rainforest tree native to the east coast. Commonly called Lilly pilly or bush cherry, great for all types of landscaping, hedges, specimen tree and fruiting. We have a few different types but one in particular is fruiting at the moment. Big pink berries in clusters, they are slightly sweet, have a drying effect in your mouth and make great jams and chutneys. I’ve never cooked with them but tempted to give them a go. So Family - Myrtaceae, Genus - Syzygium, species - australe I just discovered that my local city Coffs Harbour has adopted it as the city’s floral emblem!