Acmena Purple Reign

Acmena Purple Reign

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Acmena smithii 'Purple Rain', commonly known as Purple Rain Lilly Pilly, is a vibrant and hardy evergreen shrub admired for its colourful foliage and versatility in the garden. This variety features glossy, lance-shaped leaves that start with a striking purplish-red hue before maturing to a deep green. In spring and summer, it produces clusters of fluffy white flowers followed by an abundance of dark purple berries that attract birds. Typically reaching a height of 3 to 5 metres with a spread of 2 to 3 metres, this shrub is perfect for hedging, screening, or as a specimen plant.

Thriving in well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade, Acmena smithii 'Purple Rain' is well-suited to various Australian climates, including coastal areas and regions with mild frosts. It is highly adaptable and tolerant of both drought and heavy pruning, making it an excellent choice for low-maintenance landscaping. Regular watering is beneficial during the establishment phase and prolonged dry periods, but once established, it is quite resilient.

Acmena smithii 'Purple Rain' is ideal for Australian gardeners seeking a hardy, colourful, and low-maintenance shrub that provides year-round interest. Its vibrant foliage, attractive berries, and versatile growth habit make it a standout addition to any garden.