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.
|Scientific Name:||Acmena smithii|
|Common Name:||Lilly Pilly|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|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|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Features:||Edible, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Other insects|
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