Acmena ingens – Lilly Pilly

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
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring
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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