Acmena smithii 'Sublime' - Lilly Pilly

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Description

Acmena smithii 'Sublime' is a standout Lilly Pilly variant recognized for its rich, vibrant foliage and robust nature. Emerging with a burst of reddish-pink, the leaves mature to a lush, glossy green. Reaching mature heights of 3-5 meters, 'Sublime' has a compact, upright form. Its adaptability is evident in its multifaceted uses—be it as a dense hedge, a natural screen, or a striking standalone feature. Summer graces this variety with clusters of white blossoms, leading to purplish berries that are a visual treat and a magnet for local avian life.

Common Name: 'Sublime' Lilly Pilly
Mature Height (meters): 3-5m
Mature Width (meters): 2-3m
Spacing: 1-1.5m for optimal growth
Foliage: Reddish-pink young leaves maturing to vibrant glossy green
Flowering period: Summer; white flower clusters
Form/ Habit: Compact, dense, upright
Uses: Dense hedging, screening, ornamental feature
Evergreen/ Deciduous: Evergreen
Tolerates: Range of soil types; psyllid-resistant
Drought Hardy: Moderate
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Maintenance: Low; periodic shaping advised
Water requirement: Moderate; prioritize well-draining soil conditions

Planting your Acmena smithii 'Sublime' - Lilly Pilly

How to Plant Acmena smithii 'Sublime'

  1. Choose the Right Spot: A location with ample sunlight is ideal; however, partial shade is also tolerable.
  2. Prepare the Soil: Blend in compost or organic matter to enrich the planting area.
  3. Digging: Create a hole approximately double the size of the tree's root ball.
  4. Planting: Position the 'Sublime' Lilly Pilly in the hole, backfill with soil, and press down gently.
  5. Initial Watering: Generously water the tree right after planting.

Caring For Your Acmena smithii 'Sublime' - Lilly Pilly

Caring for Acmena smithii 'Sublime'

  • Watering Regime: Maintain regular watering initially, and reduce once the tree establishes.
  • Pruning Guidance: Lightly trim to encourage a denser form or to maintain shape.
  • Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base to retain soil moisture and regulate root temperature.
  • Monitoring Pests: Though largely psyllid-resistant, it's vital to remain vigilant for other potential pests.

Frequently Asked Questions about Acmena smithii 'Sublime' - Lilly Pilly

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does 'Sublime' differentiate from other Lilly Pilly variants? It's distinctive for its reddish-pink young foliage, upright growth, and resistance to psyllids.
  • How frequently should 'Sublime' be pruned for hedging purposes? 1-2 times annually should suffice for a dense, neat hedge.
  • Is container growth feasible for 'Sublime'? Yes, its compact nature makes it an excellent choice for pot cultivation.

Description

Acmena smithii 'Sublime' is a standout Lilly Pilly variant recognized for its rich, vibrant foliage and robust nature. Emerging with a burst of reddish-pink, the leaves mature to a lush, glossy green. Reaching mature heights of 3-5 meters, 'Sublime' has a compact, upright form. Its adaptability is evident in its multifaceted uses—be it as a dense hedge, a natural screen, or a striking standalone feature. Summer graces this variety with clusters of white blossoms, leading to purplish berries that are a visual treat and a magnet for local avian life.

Common Name: 'Sublime' Lilly Pilly
Mature Height (meters): 3-5m
Mature Width (meters): 2-3m
Spacing: 1-1.5m for optimal growth
Foliage: Reddish-pink young leaves maturing to vibrant glossy green
Flowering period: Summer; white flower clusters
Form/ Habit: Compact, dense, upright
Uses: Dense hedging, screening, ornamental feature
Evergreen/ Deciduous: Evergreen
Tolerates: Range of soil types; psyllid-resistant
Drought Hardy: Moderate
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Maintenance: Low; periodic shaping advised
Water requirement: Moderate; prioritize well-draining soil conditions

Planting your Acmena smithii 'Sublime' - Lilly Pilly

How to Plant Acmena smithii 'Sublime'

  1. Choose the Right Spot: A location with ample sunlight is ideal; however, partial shade is also tolerable.
  2. Prepare the Soil: Blend in compost or organic matter to enrich the planting area.
  3. Digging: Create a hole approximately double the size of the tree's root ball.
  4. Planting: Position the 'Sublime' Lilly Pilly in the hole, backfill with soil, and press down gently.
  5. Initial Watering: Generously water the tree right after planting.

Caring For Your Acmena smithii 'Sublime' - Lilly Pilly

Caring for Acmena smithii 'Sublime'

  • Watering Regime: Maintain regular watering initially, and reduce once the tree establishes.
  • Pruning Guidance: Lightly trim to encourage a denser form or to maintain shape.
  • Mulching: Apply a layer of mulch around the base to retain soil moisture and regulate root temperature.
  • Monitoring Pests: Though largely psyllid-resistant, it's vital to remain vigilant for other potential pests.

Frequently Asked Questions about Acmena smithii 'Sublime' - Lilly Pilly

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does 'Sublime' differentiate from other Lilly Pilly variants? It's distinctive for its reddish-pink young foliage, upright growth, and resistance to psyllids.
  • How frequently should 'Sublime' be pruned for hedging purposes? 1-2 times annually should suffice for a dense, neat hedge.
  • Is container growth feasible for 'Sublime'? Yes, its compact nature makes it an excellent choice for pot cultivation.

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