Acmena smithii ‘Dusky’ Lilly Pilly

A tough lilly pilly with bronze new foliage growth. Great for hedges and screens, Dusky is a very tough plant. Will perform best in a good organic soil with regular water through dry periods. Fertilise in spring with a good all purpose plant food. Mulch well to deter weed growth and to conserve soil moisture. Bears edible berries following the fluffy cream flowers which can be used for jam making.

Scientific Name:Acmena smithii
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Small tree, Large shrub
Height:3 ~ 4 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Planting Season:All year
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Edible, Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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