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Acmena smithii minor Red Tips

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Acmena smithii minor Red Tips

AcmsmRT
$0.00 ex GST
 
Wantirna
B4, D6
Size: 14cm
Available: 9
$/Unit (EX GST): $7.93 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $8.72 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Acmena smithii minor Red Tips Lilly Pilly,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

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

Description:
This attractive tree or shrub is most commonly used for screening or low hedges and often used for topiary standards. New foliage tips are red while the older foliage is a glossy dark green. Tiny decorative creamy white fluffy flowers in Spring that are followed by pinkish-purple lillypilly berries that can be made into jellies or preserves. Grows approx 5m tall x 3m wide.

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

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

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Bush Tucker, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Topiary / Espalier, Tropical Garden, Wind Break, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free, Myrtlepest And Disease Rust

Cultural Notes: A tough native that can tolerate most soil types but prefers moist well drained soil and planted in a sunny position. Regular pruning will promote flushes of brightly coloured new growth. Feed with a low phosphorus slow release fertiliser.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Myrtaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Burgundy, Green, Red
Flower Colour: Cream, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

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