Acmena smithii ‘Forest Flame’ – Lilly Pilly

Lilly pilly ‘Forest Flame’ is a hardy, easy care plant that responds well to pruning, making it good for low hedges and topiary work. It grows to around 2 metres tall, and is very compact, with bright red new growth which matures to deep green. 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 psyllid resistant.

Scientific Name:Acmena smithii
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1 ~ 2 metre
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, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden
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:Bonsai, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.