Acmena smithii 'Forest Flame' - Lilly Pilly

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Description

Acmena smithii 'Forest Flame' is a celebrated Lilly Pilly variety, lauded for its captivating color transitions and steadfast nature. This cultivar initiates its growth with brilliant reddish-pink foliage, gracefully maturing to a glossy, deep green. With a potential height reaching up to 5 meters, 'Forest Flame' presents a dense structure, making it an exemplary option for garden hedging, screens, or as a standalone ornamental feature. Summer months see this Lilly Pilly adorned in petite white flowers, succeeded by appealing red berries that draw in native birds.

Common Name: 'Forest Flame' Lilly Pilly
Mature Height (meters): 4-5m
Mature Width (meters): 2-3m
Spacing: 1.5-2m for optimal growth
Foliage: Bright reddish-pink new growth transitioning to glossy green
Flowering period: Summer; delicate white blooms
Form/ Habit: Compact, dense, and upright
Uses: Hedging, screening, ornamental focal point
Evergreen/ Deciduous: Evergreen
Tolerates: Wide soil range; psyllid-resistant
Drought Hardy: Yes
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Maintenance: Low; occasional shaping pruning recommended
Water requirement: Moderate; increased during dry periods with good drainage ensured.

Description

Acmena smithii 'Forest Flame' is a celebrated Lilly Pilly variety, lauded for its captivating color transitions and steadfast nature. This cultivar initiates its growth with brilliant reddish-pink foliage, gracefully maturing to a glossy, deep green. With a potential height reaching up to 5 meters, 'Forest Flame' presents a dense structure, making it an exemplary option for garden hedging, screens, or as a standalone ornamental feature. Summer months see this Lilly Pilly adorned in petite white flowers, succeeded by appealing red berries that draw in native birds.

Common Name: 'Forest Flame' Lilly Pilly
Mature Height (meters): 4-5m
Mature Width (meters): 2-3m
Spacing: 1.5-2m for optimal growth
Foliage: Bright reddish-pink new growth transitioning to glossy green
Flowering period: Summer; delicate white blooms
Form/ Habit: Compact, dense, and upright
Uses: Hedging, screening, ornamental focal point
Evergreen/ Deciduous: Evergreen
Tolerates: Wide soil range; psyllid-resistant
Drought Hardy: Yes
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Maintenance: Low; occasional shaping pruning recommended
Water requirement: Moderate; increased during dry periods with good drainage ensured.

Additional Information You Should Know About Acmena smithii 'Forest Flame' - Lilly Pilly

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Height Guide For Acmena smithii 'Forest Flame' - Lilly Pilly

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Why Choose Acmena smithii 'Forest Flame' - Lilly Pilly For Your Garden?

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How To Grow Acmena smithii 'Forest Flame' - Lilly Pilly In Different Soil Types

Enhancing Soil for Vibrant Foliage and Healthy Growth

Ideal Drainage: 'Forest Flame' does best in well-drained soil.

Well-Draining Soil: Superb for supporting this Lilly Pilly's vibrant growth.

If you have the following soil, here are some tips for you:

  • Sandy Soil: Already drains well; adding organic compost can improve its ability to sustain more consistent growth.
  • Clay Soil: Naturally fertile, can be made ideal by incorporating sand and organic compost for better aeration and drainage.
  • Loamy Soil: A great match; maintain its quality with regular additions of organic matter.
  • Peaty Soil: High in organics; add structural amendments like coarse sand to optimize drainage.
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Planting Your Acmena smithii 'Forest Flame' - Lilly Pilly: Ensuring A Strong Start

How to Plant Acmena smithii 'Forest Flame'

  1. Choose Location: Opt for a spot with abundant sunlight, though it handles partial shade well.
  2. Soil Enrichment: Incorporate organic compost into the soil for nourishment.
  3. Digging Depth: Make a hole about twice the size of the tree's root ball.
  4. Tree Placement: Insert the 'Forest Flame' Lilly Pilly in the hole, fill with soil, and compact gently.
  5. Initial Watering: Saturate generously post-planting to settle the roots.
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Watering Requirements After Planting

When you plant a new tree, it's crucial to give it the right start by ensuring it receives sufficient water. Here’s a general guideline for watering your newly planted tree:

  • Immediately After Planting: Water your tree generously right after planting your Acmena smithii 'Forest Flame' - Lilly Pilly to settle the soil around the roots and eliminate any air pockets.
  • First Three Months: The initial three months are critical for the establishment of the tree. During this period, the tree should be hand watered twice daily, in the morning and evening. This helps the roots grow deep and strong.
  • Irrigation System: If you have an irrigation system, adjust it to ensure the tree gets adequate water during these first months.
  • Adjusting to Weather Conditions: Always consider the weather conditions and adjust your watering accordingly. In hotter and drier periods, additional watering may be necessary.

Consistent attention to your tree’s watering needs during this initial period will help ensure its healthy growth and long-term success in your garden.

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Root Ball Guide

Here is our guide for planting your trees with the appropriate root ball dimensions. When planting, we recommend digging a hole that is 10% larger than the size of your pot, and teasing the rootball before planting to promote better root growth.

Root Ball Dimensions:

  • 40cm Pot: 44 x 38.5 cm
  • 45L Bag: 41.8 x 41.8 cm
  • 50cm Squat Pot: 49.5 x 34.1 cm
  • 50cm Pot: 49.5 x 35.2 cm
  • 70L Pot: 55 x 41.8 cm
  • 75L Bag: 55 x 48.4 cm
  • 90L Pot: 59.4 x 44 cm
  • 100L Bag: 50.6 x 52.8 cm
  • 100L Squat Bag: 58.3 x 49.5 cm
  • 100L Pot: 66 x 49.5 cm
  • 150L Bag: 66 x 55 cm
  • 155L Pot: 74.8 x 52.8 cm
  • 200L Bag: 71.5 x 60.5 cm
  • 280L Pot: 91.3 x 55 cm
  • 300L Bag: 88 x 63.8 cm
  • 400L Bag: 99 x 66 cm
  • 500L Bag: 122 x 66 cm
  • 1000L Bag: 146.3 x 71.5 cm
  • 2000L Bag: 176 x 82.5 cm

Follow these dimensions to ensure a smooth planting process and optimal growth for your new tree.

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Caring For Your Acmena smithii 'Forest Flame' - Lilly Pilly

Caring for Acmena smithii 'Forest Flame'

  • Watering Routine: Regular during initial growth, reduce frequency as it establishes.
  • Pruning Advice: Snip occasionally to encourage denseness or to achieve a particular shape, especially if hedging.
  • Mulch Application: Surround the base with mulch to conserve moisture and stabilize root temperatures.
  • Monitoring for Pests: While largely psyllid-resistant, maintain vigilance for other pests and address promptly.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Acmena smithii 'Forest Flame' - Lilly Pilly

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What distinguishes 'Forest Flame' from other Lilly Pilly types? Its distinctive reddish-pink new growth, resilience to psyllids, and compact stature sets it apart.
  • For a dense hedge, how often should I prune? Trimming 2-3 times during the growing seasons is ideal.
  • Can 'Forest Flame' thrive in pots? Owing to its compact nature, it suits container cultivation beautifully.

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