Lilly Pilly is a fast-growing evergreen native, widely found across Australia, enjoyed as bush tucker for generations. As a psyllid-resistant Lilly Pilly variety, the Tucker Bush Cherry is a very popular choice for landscapers and home gardeners.
In Autumn and Winter, this plant produces edible red berries that are apple-like in texture with a mild sweetness. They may be eaten freshly picked from the tree, or made into jams, jellies, muffins, biscuits, cakes and wine.
Tucker Bush Cherry is a hardy species that tolerates dry conditions and most soil types once established. However, as a rainforest plant, it prefers rich, well-drained soils kept moist throughout the year. For best results, plant in full sun or part shade.
Though it usually reaches up to 3-4m high and 2m wide, this tree can be easily kept as an edible hedge at 1m high. Prune regularly to promote new growth.