Red Head™ Acmena smithii ‘BWNRED’ PBR

Red Head™ - Dense foliage that has ever changing colour

Red Head™ Acemena smithii 'BWNRED' PBR

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Plant Description: This is an attractive large shrub/small tree with dense foliage that has ever changing colour. It is great for hedging.

Height & Width: 6m high x 2.5m wide.

Foliage: Glossy, rounded, broad deep green foliage, with new growth that flushes red to deep claret, then changes to a chocolate colour before hardening off to dark green.

Flowers: Clusters of small white flowers from October to December.

Uses: Hedging (or as a specimen plant).

Position & Tolerances: Full sun to part shade. Drought and cold tolerant. Highly Myrtle Rust Resistant. Psyllid Resistant. Fire Retardant.

Soil Type: Well drained to heavy clay soils.

Best Planting Time: March to November.

Planting Density: 1 plant per 1-2 linear metres (1 plants per 1-5m²).

Where it thrives: NSW, QLD, VIC, SA & WA.

Pruning: Prune yearly for a tidy hedge, or for a natural shape, every 2-3 years or not at all.

Establishment & Extra Care: 

  • Water as required for 8-13 weeks until established.
  • Plant in a well mulched garden, a chunky mulch is recommended.
  • Use slow release fertiliser in spring, if required.


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