Acmena smithii ‘Fire Screen’ – Lilly Pilly

 

Lilly pilly ‘Fire Screen’ is a compact, fast growing shrub with coppery red new growth, and a dense growth habit all the way to the ground, making it a fantastic hedge and topiary plant. A good easy care plant that responds well to pruning. It naturally¬†grows to around 4 metres high and a metre and a half wide, but can be pruned to size and shape if needed. Tolerates a wide range of soils, but prefers a moist well drained soil in a sunny to semi shaded position. Rarely troubled by pests or diseases, and is resistant to psyllids. Tolerates dry periods well once established. Fertilise and water through the warm months for best growth.

Family : Myratceae
Cultivar Name: Fire Screen
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Acmena smithii
Common Name : Lilly Pilly
Height : 4
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects