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ACMENA smithii


A small tree noted for its attractive bronze pink new growth, bears fluffy cream coloured flowers followed by multi-coloured edible berriesCommonly 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 Tree: 4 to 8 metres
Pyramidal Shape
BOTANICAL FEATURES
Evergreen
Australian Native
Flowers
Foliage
LANDSCAPE THEMES
Australian Native
Seaside
Tropical Formal
Interiorscape
Rainforest
FLOWER FEATURES
White Flowers
Flowers for Shape
Flowers in Summer
OTHER FEATURES
Fruit for Colour
Foliage for Colour
Fruit for Eating
TUBS/POTS/PATIOS
May be grown in a Container
SPECIAL USES
As a Hedge
As a Windbreak
Along Roadside
For Erosion Control
For Revegetation
Is Fast Growing
Has Non-invasive Roots
Agriculture for Timber
CONDITIONS
Suitable in Full Sun
Suitable in Light Shade
Suitable in Heavy/ Clay Soil
Needs Well Drained Soil
Suitable in Loamy Soil
Suitable in Acidic Soil
Is Frost Resistant
Is Resistant to Pollution
Is Resistant to Coastal Exposure
Is Resistant to Tropical Heat
 

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