Acmena Smithii Var ‘Minor’ – Lilly Pilly

Acmena Smithii Var ‘Minor’ – Lilly Pilly

Acmena smithii var ‘Minor’ are generally called lilly pilly or lilly pillies. They are an Australian native from the Myrtaceae family. It is an evergreen and upright shrub which includes fluffy white color flowers, and turns into white berries or edible deep mauve during further complete growth. Spring and summer are basically considered as its flowering time.

Height: Three meters and Width: 1.5 meters

Uses:  This plant is used as an excellent landscaping shrub or hedging plant in a variety of garden styles.

Planting tips: Lilly pillies require the right amount of water, light and good supplements of soil for quick growth.

Soil type: Well, drained soil including rich organic matter which is ideal for the plant’s growth.

Aspect: Full sun and semi shade.

Pruning: Regular pruning every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season helps keep this plant’s hedge dense.

Water requirement: Constant moist soil and regular watering is ideal for this plant to look lush and healthy.   

Feeding: Slow release fertilizer in late winter as well as early autumn is suitable for this plant’s growth.  

Pests and problems: Psyllid should be resistant in this lilly pillie. Watch for possible  infection of sooty mould and scale in heavy shade planted.

Climate: Australia wide.