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ACMENA smithii Dwarf


A small shrub with a dense rounded habit, attractive bronze/pink new growth, bears cream fluffy flowers followed by white berries, recommended for low formal shaped bordersCommonly called Lilly Pillies, a large variable group of Australian native plants with some 52 species naturally occuring in Australia, the majority being medium to large trees found in rainforest areas, many have ornamental potential, with glossy green foliage, dense leafy crowns and decorative fruit and flowers which attracts a wide range of fauna, they are generally best grown in a moist well drained soil in a full sun to lightly shaded position

HEIGHT AND SHAPE
Small Shrub: up to 1 metre
Rounded Shape
BOTANICAL FEATURES
Evergreen
Australian Native
Foliage
LANDSCAPE THEMES
Australian Native
European Formal
Mediterranean
Seaside
Tropical Formal
Interiorscape
Rainforest
FLOWER FEATURES
White Flowers
Flowers in Summer
OTHER FEATURES
Foliage for Colour
Foliage for Shape
Fruit for Eating
TUBS/POTS/PATIOS
Good Topiary Shrub
May be grown in a Container
SPECIAL USES
As a Hedge
Along Roadside
Border Plant
CONDITIONS
Suitable in Full Sun
Suitable in Light Shade
Suitable in Sandy Soil
Needs Well Drained Soil
Suitable in Loamy Soil
Suitable in Acidic Soil
Is Moderate Frost Resistant
Is Resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Tropical Heat
 

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