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lilly pilly week | acmena sublime

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Posted by EDITOR 16 Mar 2010 - 8:50:00 AM

Found wild down the entire Australian east coast, Acmena smithii can appear as a fair-sized tree to a low-ish shrub. ‘Sublime' is one of the more robust forms. A dense cover of dark green, fig-like and psyllid-resistant foliage right down to the ground lends itself to screening. Lime green new growth – instead of the copper-reds of so many other lilly pillies – offers a modest backdrop to more colourful foreground plantings.

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