Acmena ‘Allyn Magic’ – Lilly Pilly

Acmena ‘Allyn Magic’ – Lilly Pilly

Acmena is a class of shrubs and smalltrees within the myrtle family Myrtaceae. They are related to guavas. This plant has appealing foliage with feathery white blossoms in summer. These blossoms are followed by pink fruits which are edible. Its leaves are sleek green and the flowers are white or cremish and bloom in groups at the conclusions of the branches in summer and spring.

Height: Four meters

Uses: It can be utilized as a feature plant and also great for hedging or screening

Planting tips: This is an extremely hardy plant in the garden, adapting to an assortment of climates and well drained soil. It will also grow well in complete sun or very heavy shade.

Soil type: It prefers well composted soil. It’s frost hardy and salt tolerant. However, well drained soil is the most essential requirement of this plant.

Pruning: You can prune this plant to your desired height. Most important thing is this plant demands pruning only two times in a year. You should not prune it in the middle of a day while it’s extremely hot since the shrub can suffer from stress as well as might start to wilt.

Water requirement: Make sure sufficient water is supplied to the plant all through the year.

Pests and problems: Lilly Pilly Psyllid is the most serious pest problem in this plant

Climate: Most Australian climates