Acmena smithii ‘Minipilly’ Lilly Pilly


A small bushy form of Acmena smithii. It has striking new colourful tips and responds well to regular pruning and feeding. Fleshy pink berries follow cream fluffy flowers. The berries are edible and are good for making jam. A great plant for hedging and borders or as a tub or patio specimen. Good for sun, part shade or all shade. Naturally grows to a couple of metres tall and wide, but can be pruned down to a half metre low hedge as a tough native alternative to box hedging. Also good for bonsai and topiary work.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Acmena smithii
Cultivar:Minipilly
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, 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
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Edible, Street tree, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Other insects

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The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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