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Acmena smithii 'Minipilly' (Lilly Pilly)

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Plant description

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Acmena smithii 'Minipilly' is a great compact native shrub. It has striking new colourful tips and responds well to regular pruning and feeding. Fleshy pink berries follow cream fluffy flowers. The berries are edible. Ideal for hedging and border or as a tub or patio specimen. It naturally grows to 2 metres high and wide, and responds really well to pruning. It can be shaped and trimmed as a low hedge or topiary as a native alternative to the box plant. Likes full sun to partial shade. Feed in spring with a good slow release fertiliser.

Further reading: Hedges and Pruning a hedge in 7 steps (articles written by horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, wet, moist.

Clay: dry, wet, moist.

Sand: dry, wet, moist.

Pests

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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