Acmena smithii ‘Sunrise’ – Lilly Pilly

An attractive lilly pilly with reddish-pink new growth on pale green older growth, creating an attractive multi-coloured effect. It is dense growing and brilliant for hedging and screening. It responds beautifully to pruning and can be shaped to size. Grows from 2 to 7 metres tall and wide if left unpruned. Does well in sun to part shade, in most soil types as long as they are well drained. Waterwise once established. This is a psyllid resistant variety of lilly pilly.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Sunrise
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Bonsai, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Bird nesting plant, Pollution tolerant
Scientific Name: Acmena smithii
Common Name : Lilly Pilly
Height : 7
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects