An attractive lilly pilly with reddish-pink new growth on pale green older growth, creating an attractive multi-coloured effect. It is dense growing and brilliant for hedging and screening. It responds beautifully to pruning and can be shaped to size. Grows from 2 to 7 metres tall and wide if left unpruned. Does well in sun to part shade, in most soil types as long as they are well drained. Waterwise once established. Psyllid resistant.
|Scientific Name:||Acmena smithii|
|Common Name:||Lilly Pilly|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 7 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 4 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Topiary, Screen, Windbreak, Attractive foliage|
|Special Uses:||Bonsai, Street tree, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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