A medium to large rainforest tree, which will grow to thirty metres tall. This lilly pilly makes a good ornamental for parks and farms with red flushes of new growth. The large size makes it unsuitable for garden planting. 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. Be aware that fallen fruit can be a slip and trip hazard if not cleaned up.
|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 Features:||Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies|
The information provided on the Gardening With Angus website is provided for general educational purposes about a variety of Australian plants. We recommend you seek further advice from qualified professionals regarding your own individual circumstances. Further disclaimer information>>
WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-
MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –