Acmena ‘Red Head’ is a compact, fast growing shrub with coppery red new growth, and a dense growth habit, making it a great hedge and topiary plant. A tall variety of lilly pilly, growing to around 4 metres tall and 2 metres wide. A good easy care plant that responds well to pruning. Tolerates a wide range of soils, but prefers a moist well drained soil in a sunny to semi shaded position. Rarely troubled by pests or diseases, and is resistant to psyllids and myrtle rust. Tolerates dry periods well once established.
|Scientific Name:||Acmena smithii|
|Common Name:||Lilly Pilly|
|Plant Type:||Small tree|
|Height:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|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:||Street tree, Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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