The brightly coloured variegated foliage is the key feature of this excellent form of Acmena smithii. It makes a superb low growing hedge or as a feature shrub in a garden bed or pot. Give it a light trim and a handful of general purpose fertiliser every spring to keep it looking good.
|Scientific Name:||Acmena smithii|
|Common Name:||Lilly Pilly|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||0.75 ~ 1 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Dense foliage, Variegated|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Playground friendly|
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