Acmena smithii ‘Sunrise’ – Lilly Pilly

 

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.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Acmena smithii
Cultivar:Sunrise
Common Name:Lilly Pilly
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 7 metres
Width:2 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Lifespan:Perennial
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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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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