Riberry (Syzygium leuhmannii) is a beautiful productive tree, yielding an abundant crop of delicious, small fruits. At least twice a year, Riberry produces flushes of bright pinkish new growth that will last for several weeks. It grows best with plenty of water, fertile well drained soils and full sun or partial shade.
The small pear shaped fruit ranges in colour from bright pink to magentas and purples. It is rich in various aromatic compounds such as myrcene (nutmeg), pinene (many herbs) and limonene (bay leaves). The fruit's spicy flavour accounts for another of Riberry's common names - Clove Lilly Pilly. It may be harvested in the months December through to March depending on the area.
Riberry is an excellent choice as a specimen tree, providing dense shade in summer as well as beautiful foliage and flowers. Then there is the added bonus of yummy fruit !!
NOTE - Living plants must be collected (by appointment) - postage not available