Acmena smithii ‘Cherry Surprise’ – Lilly Pilly

 

Lilly pilly ‘Cherry Surprise’ is a compact, small shrub with bright red new foliage growth which matures to deep green. An easy care plant that responds well to pruning, making it good for hedges and topiary work. It grows to around 3 metres high and a metre and a half wide, and can be pruned to a smaller size. Tolerates a wide range of soils, but prefers a moist well drained soil in a sunny to semi shaded position. Rarely troubled by pests or diseases, is psyllid resistant.

Scientific Name:Acmena smithii
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 3 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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