Acmena smithii ‘Moonlight Flame’ – Lilly Pilly

The brightly coloured variegated foliage is the key feature of this excellent form of Acmena smithii. It makes a superb low growing hedge or as a feature shrub in a garden bed or pot. Give it a light trim and a handful of general purpose fertiliser every spring to keep it looking good.

Scientific Name:Acmena smithii
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Width:0.75 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Dense foliage, Variegated
Lifespan:Perennial
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:Cut flower, Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.