Which Lilly Pilly is best?

Asked by Gladys Smith on September 18, 2021

Categories: Home and garden Landscaping

Rating: 4.6/5 (73 votes)

  • For the big variety (those that grow five metres and over), the top 2 picks are the Acmena smithii var.
  • For the mid-sized variety (those that grow three to five metres in height), the best lilly pilly variety is the Acmena smithii or Hot_Flush.

Is Lilly Pilly drought tolerant? The new varieties of lilly pilly come in a range of sizes, from 50 centimetres up to 3 metres, so it's possible to choose a variety that's right for you. Lilly pillies are really tough. They are quite drought tolerant in the ground, and grow in either full sun or semishade.

Are Lilly Pilly poisonous to dogs? Ms O'Kane said cat owners should beware of liliums, which can cause renal failure anddeath, while dog owners should keep their pets away from macadamia nuts and members of the Prunus family, including plums, nectarines and peaches. Safe plants include lilly pillies and camellias.

What is the fastest growing screening plant? One of the fastest-growing screening plants is bamboo. You can choose a variety that grows to your exact desired height, and small plants purchased from nurseries can provide screening in as little as six months, growing to full height in about two years.