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Acmena smithii 'Red Head' is a dense large shrub with glossy deep green foliage and bright red new growth. The foliage is fire retardant and psyllid resistant. It bears white flowers followed by bright purple edible berries. It grows to 6 metres high and 2 metres wide, and is myrtle rust resistant. It likes full sun to part shade, and does well on well drained to clay soils. A great plant for hedging, topiary and screening.
Flower colour: white
Flowering season: not specified
Maximum height: 6 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds, butterflies.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.