A fantastic dwarf form of this species, low mounding shrub. The new foliage growth is bright orange-red, and is psyllid resistant. Fleshy pink berries follow cream fluffy flowers. The berries are edible. Ideal for low hedging and borders or as a tub or patio specimen. Also good for bonsai and topiary work.
Good in a sunny spot as well as lightly shaded. Feed with a good all purpose fertiliser in the warm months.
|Scientific Name:||Acmena smithii|
|Common Name:||Lilly Pilly|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Planting Season:||All year|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Topiary, Groundcover, Border plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Edible, Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Seed eating birds|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.