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Acmena smithii Cherry Surprise

A compact lilly pilly with dense foliage which is perfect for hedging. Takes well to hard pruning with new growth being a striking red which turns a deep green when it reaches maturity. This is an evergreen shrub with a bushy habit. It is perfect for those who want a screen for privacy or an exquisite hedge. It features striking bright cherry red new growth, it responds very well to good pruning and can reach a height of three metres and a width of 1.5 metres.Its position should be in full sun to part shade.


Great for hedging or topiary.

Position & Soil

Will handle full sun to part shade, semi frost tolerant and salt tolerant. Enjoys well drained soil.