Sweeper® Waterhousea floribunda ‘DOW20’ PBR

Sweeper® - Heavily weeping form of Lilly Pilly with a dense foliage perfect for screening

Sweeper® Waterhousea floribunda 'DOW20' PBR

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Why has Sweeper® Waterhousea been chosen as the Editors Choice?

The beautiful dense weeping foliage is just one of many reasons the Sweeper® plant is the editors choice for a tall screen. With an elegant rippled leaf and lush new growth it creates a softening effect in harsh concrete environments.

When using as a screening plant it is better suited to larger properties as it can grow from 5-8 metres wide. Sweeper® Waterhousea grows foliage all the way to the ground, is Highly Myrtle Rust resistant and makes a great low maintenance screen.


Plant Description: This is an improved variety with a heavily weeping form and much denser foliage. It is an ideal plant for medium to large dense screens.

Height & Width: Up to 10m high x 5-8m wide.

Foliage: Elegant rippled leaves, and lush new growth. Dense foliage.

Flowers: Large clusters of white flowers from November to December.

Uses: Tall screen (also as a street tree).

Position & Tolerances: Full sun to part shade. Drought and cold tolerant. Highly Myrtle Rust Resistant.

Soil Type: Well drained soils to heavy clay loams.

Best Planting Time: March to October.

Planting Density: 1 plant per 3-8 linear metres (1 plant per 2-6m²).

Where it thrives: QLD, NSW, VIC, SA & WA.

Pruning: Trim every 2-3 years if required.

Establishment & Extra Care: 

  • Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established.
  • Plant in a well mulched garden, a chunky mulch is recommended.
  • Use slow release fertiliser in spring, if required.
  • Top up watering may be required in hot dry summers.
  • Avoid planting in hot or dry exposed inland areas.


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