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Acmena Firescreen

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pot size: 20cm
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Acmena Firescreen is a new release lilly pilly form which is proving highly effective for its pysllid resistant qualities.  Little or no pruning required.  Dense, screen plant to 6mt at maturity.  Can be pruned lower.  

An attractive Australian native fast growing shrub/small tree. It has a slightly broader leaf than straight Acmena smithii. it has a semi-pendulous, dense growth habit to ground level. The new growth is glossy and copper red in color, maturing to mid green. 


Acmena Firescreen, is a variety of lilly pilly native to Australia. It is a dense, evergreen shrub that is grown for its attractive foliage and ability to form a thick, impenetrable screen.

The leaves are glossy and dark green, and they are oval-shaped with a slightly serrated edge. In the spring, the plant produces small, white flowers that are followed by dark red berries in the fall. The berries are edible but tart and are often used to make jams and jellies.

Acmena Firescreen is a hardy plant that is relatively easy to grow. It prefers well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade. It can tolerate a wide range of soil types and pH levels, but it prefers slightly acidic soil. The plant is relatively drought-tolerant once established and does not require much maintenance. It can be pruned in late winter or early spring to control its size and shape.

Overall, Acmena Firescreen is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for a low-maintenance shrub that provides privacy and a lush, green backdrop for other plants. It can be used as a hedge or screen plant, or as a specimen plant in mixed borders or large containers. Its dense growth habit makes it an effective sound barrier and windbreak, as well as a habitat for wildlife such as birds and butterflies.

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