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Acmena smithii (Lilly Pilly)
Lilly Pilly Acmena smithii
Flowering Period Spring
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Half Shade
Part Shade
Height 15m
Drought Tolerance Tolerates Dry Periods
Keep Watered During Hot Periods
Frost Tolerance Heavy Frost
Origin Native
Design Use Screening Plant
Flower Colour Pink
Climate Zone 1
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Foliage Colour Mid Green Leaves
Pink New Growth
Foliage Cover Evergreen

The Dapple Designs Expert Says:

Acmena smithii is an old Australian favourite that has been used in Australia as a single tree or as a hedge since the early 1900s, mainly because of its adaptability. A. smithii will have fragrant white flowers in late spring, and these flowers are followed by purple to pink fruits. These fruits will normally fall in late autumn if not eaten by birds. If left to grow without pruning, A. smithii will grow to be an upright-oval tree, maintaining its lower branches. When hedged, Lilly Pilly will be a dense hedge or screen that can be maintained to 4m tall.