Acmena smithii Low n Leafy

PBR Variety Name: 'Viclow'
Common Name: Lilly Pilly
Height , Miniature Growing (up to 1.5m)
Spread: , Narrow (up to 1m)
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, Wind Tolerant
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One of the best landscaping Lilly Pilly's in Australia. Compact, very bushy, naturally self branching from the base. Borders, low hedging or tough container displays.

Low n Leafy is a hardy shrub that will tolerate a wide range of conditions. Heavy frosts can burn foliage, but are not likely to kill plants. Not recommended for Alpine areas.


low hedging

Topiary & standards

Container displays

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

Full sun

Tolerant of a wide range of soil types. Can tolerate salt spray.

Prefer free-draining soil. 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 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.