Acmena smithii

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Say goodbye to your neighbour with this plant. 

Acmena smithii is also known as the Common Lilly Pilly, but there’s nothing 'common' about Acmena smithii - other than its popularity!

This is a shapely, densely foliaged evergreen tree, bearing shiny dark-red new growth that matures into rich, dark green leaves.

During summer masses of white, fluffy, staminate flowers are produced which are followed by deep mauve edible berries. Wildlife goes crazy for this plant, so if you want a nature-friendly garden get stocked up.

Acmena Smithii is a perfect choice if you need a fast-growing thick hedge or green screen. It blocks out neighbours, traffic noise, and wind and asks for nothing in return. It’ll survive droughts once established and has a light frost tolerance.

If you’re planning to plant a hedge, read our blog on creating a hedge.

Please note unfortunately due to biosecurity regulations we cannot ship this product to South Australia

Quick Facts: 

  • What to use me fo: I grow into a tall and thick sheltering hedge or screen that effectively blocks out wind, sound and prying eyes. If you have a coastal garden I’ll cope with the conditions once established.

  • I grow to: Stand back, I’ll reach four to eight metres tall and five metres wide.

  • Where to place me: I like full sun or part shade.

  • How far to space me: Give me two metres of stretching room.

  • Soil Conditions: I like just about anything so long as it's not waterlogged.

  • My features: Tolerates light frost, bird attracting. To the best of our knowledge this plant is non-toxic to cats & dogs

Our plants are beautifully grown, mature tube stock with well-developed roots. They are guaranteed sun-hardened, can be planted directly into the ground and are excellent performers for your garden.

We carefully package your plants into a customised box to ensure safe transport, healthy plants and delivery to your door.

Please take care when choosing your plants. Some plants are poisonous and individuals may be more sensitive or react differently

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Our growing philosophy isn't rocket science. We simply hold our plants back longer, which means the root systems can establish. That means a better plant for you that's ground ready, achieving faster grow times.

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