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Acmena smithii Firescreen

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Acmena smithii Firescreen

Lilly Pilly, BWNFIR,
$0.00 ex GST
Size: 20cm
Available: 1
$/Unit (EX GST): $18.56 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $20.42 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Acmena smithii Firescreen Lilly Pilly, BWNFIR,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Hedging / Screening, Shrubs, Trees Dense, Shrub Like

A fast growing and attractive native large shrub or small tree, Firescreen has a dense growing habit and stunning glossy copper red new growth that fades to bronze. Foliage is held all the way down to ground level making this an ideal choice for a formal hedge and topiary. A long lived and a psyllid-free lilly pilly with white fluffy flowers and edible purple Spring berries. Grows approx. 5m high x 3m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 2-4m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Playgrounds, Topiary / Espalier, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Best in full sun to part shade. Water well until established then quite drought tolerance, will require irrigation in hot spells. Pruning will promote dense copper-red new growth. Will tolerate hard pruning. Excellent hedge range from 1.2m - 6m. Choose a clear truck grown tree if using as a compact feature tree, in a container or for pleaching.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green, Red
Flower Colour: Cream, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: TBA
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: High
Wind: High