Acmena smithii Baby Lilly

PBR Variety Name: 'Baby Lilly'
Common Name: Lilly Pilly
Height 2m
Spread: 2m
Growing Conditions:
Australian Plant, Drought Tolerant, Frost Tender, Frost Free, Full Sun, Low Maintenance, Low Water Use, Moderate Watering, Part Shade, Prune Well, Tolerates Dryness, Tolerates Wet Sites, Warm Spot Frost Free, Well Drained, Wind Tolerant

A fast growing, very bushy Lilly Pilly perfect for garden hedging or container displays.

Baby Lilly is a very bushy growing form suited to dense hedging, topiary and pot culture.

Baby Lilly is a hardy shrub that will tolerate a wide range of conditions.

Low, medium or tall hedges

Screening out neighbours

Topiary & standards

Container displays

  • Bird Attracting
  • Borders
  • Containers
  • Evergreen Tree
  • Foliage
  • Formal Hedging
  • Hedging
  • Native
  • Ornamental Tree
  • Screening
  • Shrubs
  • Standard
  • Topiary

Full sun or semi-shade

Tolerant of a wide range of soil types but prefers well drained conditions.

Soil must be free draining. For heavy clay soils or waterlogged sites addition of plenty of organic matter or raised beds is recommended.

Space plants 80cm apart for hedge or border.

Dig the planting hole twice the width and depth of the pot that is being planted. Backfill with topsoil that has been improved with organic matter. Make sure that the rootball sits no lower than the surrounding soil. Stake young plants if necessary to encourage strong upright growth.

Will tolerate short periods of dry soil however regular watering and even moisture levels will result in stronger more vigorous plants.

Mulching is important to protect surface roots from extremes of temperature and helps to retain soil moisture. Mulch should be applied over the soil to 10cm deep. Keep mulch 5cm-10cm away from the base of the plant so as not to impede airflow which may lead to an increase in pest and disease problems.

Prune lightly during the warmer months to maintain shape. More regular trimming maybe required if a hedge or more formal shape is required.

Feed plants regularly with a high quality complete fertiliser.

Look out for this label in all good garden centres.

Pruned Vs UnPruned Height

The heights listed here are what is commonly achieved for this variety with periodic trimming and maintenance. Plants are living things and under certain conditions or without periodic maintenance, plants may achieve up to double the dimensions listed herein.