Acmena smithii ‘Sunrise’ – Lilly Pilly

 

An attractive lilly pilly with reddish-pink new growth on pale green older growth, creating an attractive multi-coloured effect. It is dense growing and brilliant for hedging and screening. It responds beautifully to pruning and can be shaped to size. Grows from 2 to 7 metres tall and wide if left unpruned. Does well in sun to part shade, in most soil types as long as they are well drained. Waterwise once established. Psyllid resistant.

Scientific Name:Acmena smithii
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 7 metres
Width:2 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Bonsai, Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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