Genus Species: Acmena smithii
Common / Product Name: Forest Flame
Habit: MEDIUM SHRUB (MS)
Height x Width: 2 – 2m x 1 – 1m
Pruning: Light regular prune
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring / ends: Summer
Flower Colour: White
Irrigation: Once established water over the dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Tolerates temperatures as low as -1°C once established and above frost level. New growth will suffer from frost and burn.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures for short periods to the mid 40’s°C. Will cope better if planted in an established garden which creates a mirco climate for the plant.
Fertilising: Slow release fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.