Acmena smithii - Lilly Pilly

Acmena smithii - Lilly Pilly

Acmena smithii - Lilly Pilly

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Acmena smithii (Lilly Pilly)


A Versatile Evergreen Delight: The Acmena smithii, also known as the Lilly Pilly, is a captivating evergreen shrub prized for its attractive foliage, vibrant seasonal displays, and ease of care.


Lovely Year-Round Interest: Acmena smithii boasts glossy green leaves that emerge with a charming flush of pink new growth, adding a touch of color throughout the year.
Showy Summer Blooms and Edible Berries: In summer, the Lilly Pilly delights with clusters of creamy-white flowers, followed by attractive white to maroon edible berries that attract birds.


Adaptable and Easy to Grow: This versatile shrub thrives in a variety of well-drained soils and tolerates sun or partial shade. With moderate watering, it flourishes in gardens or containers.

Light requirement: Part sun/part shade

Water requirement: Medium

Watering frequency:

Soil: Well-drained soil (can tolerate a variety of soil types with good drainage)

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Fast

Suitable for containers: Yes

More info: Planting: Well-drained soil, full sun/part shade (more sun for fruit). Dig a wide hole, loosen roots, water well.
Watering: Regular watering, especially young plants. Keep soil moist, not soggy. More drought tolerant as established.
Fertilizing: Balanced fertilizer in spring/early summer. Consider organic compost annually.
Pruning: Prune in late winter/early spring. Remove dead/diseased branches, shape as desired.
Mulch: Apply mulch around the base to retain moisture, suppress weeds, and regulate temperature.

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Drought tolerance: Medium

Frost tolerance: Medium

Wind tolerance: Medium

Disease and pest susceptibility: Relatively pest and disease resistant.

Mature height: 4.5 m

Mature width: 3.5 m

Suitable for shaping:

Colour: Green

Variegation: No

Size: Small/medium

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; profuse/bright display

Flower colour: Creamy white

Flower fragrant: No

Flowering season: Summer

Fruit: Yes

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