The LillyPillies have been widely embraced by the ‘landscaping’ community and are fashionable to use in modern planting projects but their acceptance has been general and token rather than ‘ hey, here’s a useful food tree’.
Generally, you need to treat it as you would any of the European fruit trees if you expect to receive a worthwile harvest.
Yes, they are tough and they will survive this climate in which they have evolved much better than their introduced competitors, but, for valuable, reliable fruit crops, you need to look after them.
As it has become fashionable to artificially create new varieties or cultivars, the food and medicine value of the plant has declined but the original varieties (there are upwards of 1000 of them) are still ‘as intended.’
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