Acmena ingens – Lilly Pilly

A medium to large rainforest tree, which will grow to thirty metres tall. This lilly pilly makes a good ornamental for parks and farms with red flushes of new growth. The large size makes it unsuitable for garden planting. It also has large red fruit in summer which are great for seed eating birds, and the fluffy cream flowers in spring attract butterflies and bees. The fruit can also be used to make sauces and jam. Be aware that fallen fruit can be a slip and trip hazard if not cleaned up.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large tree
Width : 15
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acmena ingens
Common Name : Lilly Pilly
Height : 30
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Seed eating birds, Butterflies