Acmena smithii Minor - Dwarf Lilly Pilly

Acmena smithii Minor - Dwarf Lilly Pilly

Acmena smithii Minor - Dwarf Lilly Pilly

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Acmena smithii Minor, also known as Dwarf Lilly Pilly or Syzygium smithii, is a compact and dense form of Acmena smithii, a native evergreen shrub or small tree. It has glossy green leaves that are arranged oppositely on the stems and have bronze new growth tips. The flowers are small, white and fluffy, and appear in clusters at the end of the branches in summer. The fruit is a purple berry that is edible and attractive to birds. Acmena smithii Minor can grow up to 3 m tall and 2 m wide but can be easily pruned and shaped to suit any size or style. It is ideal for hedges, screens, topiary, containers, borders and coastal gardens. It can tolerate drought, frost, salt and wind, making it a very adaptable and low-maintenance plant.

Light requirement: Full Sun and Part sun/part shade

Water requirement: Medium

Watering frequency:

Soil: Well-drained

Skill level: Beginner

Growth rate: Intermediate

Suitable for containers: Yes

More info: Water regularly until established, then water only during dry periods. Mulch around the base of the plant to conserve moisture and prevent weeds. Apply a slow-release native fertilizer in spring before new growth emerges. Prune lightly after flowering to maintain shape and density.

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Drought tolerance: High

Frost tolerance: Medium

Wind tolerance: High

Disease and pest susceptibility: Generally free of pests and diseases

Mature height: 2.5 m

Mature width: 1.5 m

Suitable for shaping: Yes

Colour: Glossy green with bronze new growth tips

Variegation: No

Size: Small/medium

Seasonality: Evergreen

Flowering: Yes; profuse/bright display

Flower colour: White

Flower fragrant: No

Flowering season: Summer

Fruit: Yes

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