A medium to large rainforest tree, which will grow to thirty metres tall. This lilly pilly makes a good ornamental for parks, farms and large gardens with red flushes of new growth. It also has large red fruit in summer which are great for seed eating birds, and the fluffy cream flowers in spring attract butterflies and bees. The fruit can also be used to make sauces and jam.
|Scientific Name:||Acmena ingens|
|Common Name:||Lilly Pilly|
|Other Common Names:||Red Apple, Southern Satinash|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large tree|
|Height:||20 ~ 30 metres|
|Width:||10 ~ 15 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Special Uses:||Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies|
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