Acmena smithii ‘Minipilly’ – Lilly Pilly

A small bushy form of Acmena smithii. It has striking new colourful tips and responds well to regular pruning and feeding. Fleshy pink berries follow cream fluffy flowers. The berries are edible and are good for making jam. A great plant for hedging and borders or as a tub or patio specimen. Good for sun, part shade or all shade. Naturally grows to a couple of metres tall and wide, but can be pruned down to a half metre low hedge as a tough native alternative to box hedging. Also good for bonsai and topiary work.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Minipilly
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Edible, Erosion control, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Acmena smithii
Common Name : Lilly Pilly
Height : 2
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Other insects