Growing Lilly Pilly in Australia
Acmena smithii which has the common name Lilly Pilly is part of the Myrtaceae family.
If you have ever wondered how to grow Acmena Smithii Lilly Pilly then look no further. Lilly Pilly are relatively straightforward to grow, but there are a few tricks to growing Acmena smithii in Australia. Get these right and you will be laughing.
How big can Lilly Pilly grow?
Acmena Smithii Lilly Pilly can grow to a height between 3 ~ 5 metres and grow to a width of 1 ~ 3 metre. Make sure that you have the right amount of space for your Lilly Pilly in your chosen planting location.
What colour flowers do Lilly Pilly have?
Acmena Smithii Lilly Pilly have wonderful flowers which can be white. Lilly Pilly will flower during spring.
Where should you plant Lilly Pilly?
Lilly Pilly thrive in a sunny, light shade, half shade, heavy shade location and are perfect for planting in a low maintenance garden, courtyard, poolside, container growing, coastal garden, drought resistant. They thrive in the following climate zones sub-tropical, warm temperate, cool temperate, mediterranean.
Lilly Pilly can be planted in a variety of soil types such as sandy, clay, sandy loam, clay loam, potting mix, poor soil. They can handle a variety of Ph level including acid, neutral, alkaline. Lilly Pilly likes it’s soil soil moisture levels to be dry, well-drained, moist moderate drainage.”
Are Acmena Smithii Lilly Pilly perennial?
Yes, Acmena Smithii Lilly Pilly are perennial. A perennial plant is a plant that lives more than two years. The term is often used to differentiate a plant from shorter-lived annuals and biennials.
Are Acmena smithii frost tolerant?
Yes, Acmena smithii tolerates light frost.
How to propagate Acmena smithii
The best way to propagate Acmena smithii is by seed or cuttings.
What are Acmena Smithii Lilly Pilly used for?
Acmena Smithii Lilly Pilly can be used as a hedge, topiary, screen, windbreak, attractive foliage. Other special uses for Acmena Smithii Lilly Pilly include being used bonsai, street tree, decorative fruit, erosion control, bird nesting plant, pollution tolerant, fast growing, playground friendly. Lilly Pilly are great at attracting wildlife such as bees, nectar eating birds, seed eating birds, butterflies, other insects.
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