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The Lilly Pilly - versatile, tough, native beauty (Part Two)

Posted by John Zeaiter on

Two weeks ago we published a short article on our blog about the versatile native plant the Lilly Pilly. Today we'd like to continue with a discussion on the problems that you should look out for when growing this beautiful native. Two of the most common are psyllid and wax scale infestations. Psyllid damage Many lilly pilly varieties are subject to psyllid attack. The psyllid is a sap-sucking insect which damages the leaves of the lilly pilly, causing unsightly bumps in the surface of the leaves. The damage caused is a result of the insect laying its eggs on the...

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