Acmena smithii ‘Fire Screen’ – Lilly Pilly

 

Lilly pilly ‘Fire Screen’ is a compact, fast growing shrub with coppery red new growth, and a dense growth habit all the way to the ground, making it a fantastic hedge and topiary plant. A good easy care plant that responds well to pruning. It naturally grows to around 4 metres high and a metre and a half wide, but can be pruned to size and shape if needed. 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, and is resistant to psyllids. Tolerates dry periods well once established. Fertilise and water through the warm months for best growth.

Scientific Name:Acmena smithii
Family:Myratceae
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 4 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, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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