The Lilly Pilly is one of the most popular plants in Australia today, particularly for hedging and topiary. Lilliy Pilly's are evergreen rainforest plants with glossy green leaves. Many varieties have flushes of colourful new growth, ranging from brilliant pink to a red-brown. In spring to early summer most Lilliy Pilly's have fluffy white or greenish flowers followed by long lasting red, purple or whitish berries. The fruit matures from December to February, being a pear shaped red berry, known as a Riberry, growing to 13 mm long, covering a single seed, 4 mm in diameter. The tree commonly only reaches 7 metres in cultivation. The berry has a tart, cranberry-like flavor, that has a hint of cloves.