RED HEAD™ is a Psyllid free Acmena with changing foliage colours
RED HEAD™ Acmena smithii ‘BWNRED’
The Red Head™ Lilly Pilly plant is an attractive large shrub/small tree with lush glossy, rounded, broad, deep green foliage. It has a flush of brilliant red new autumn growth maturing to glossy dark green.
The growth of Red Head™ Acmena becomes more dense with each pruning, but unlike many Acmena’s, not over dense, which is why it is so much tougher. Acmena’s are an excellent choice for containers, courtyards, roof top gardens or clipped as a standard hedge, with an exceptional pot life.
Height & Width 6m x 2.5m. Red Head™ Acmena can be hedged from approx 1.5m high, or alternatively, can be grown clear-trunked as an attractive small tree ideal for urban plantings reaching an ultimate height of approximately 6m.
Hedging, speciman planting. Red Head™ Acmena will be an excellent contrasting plant to use with Sublime™ Acmena.
Pleaching: Red Head™ Acmena is ideal for pleaching. Pleaching is a technique that may be used to train trees into a raised hedge, a gap is pruned from the ground often so you can walk under it. With a flush of brilliant red new autumn growth maturing to glossy dark green, Red Head™ Acmena is perfect for pleaching to achieve a most elegant, formal look, or for a standard formal hedge. It is a compact small tree suitable for civic plantings and urban backyards.
Clusters of very small white flowers from October – December are followed by bright purple edible berries.
Best Planting Time
March – November
Full sun to part shade, tolerates drought & cold. Well drained to heavy clay soil. As well as boasting good looks, Red Head™ Acmena is one of the hardiest Australian native Lilly Pillies, being highly borer and psyllid resistant, wind and cold tolerant to -5 degrees and is a fire retardant species. It is an easy, care-free landscape tree.
Well drained soil with some organic matter and regular fertilising will ensure good performance in the garden. Low water requirements once established. Trim as required.
This website gives general information for the states/regions in Australia. For local information on which plants work in your area contact your local grower. Local grower knowledge is vital, this website is no substitute.
Heights shown on the website are for general gardening conditions. In well maintained gardens, some plants will get taller.