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Acmena smithii


Order: Arecales
   Family: Arecaceae
            Genus: Acmena
                        Specie: Acmena smithii

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 60 ft (18 m)

Cultivation: Deep well-drained soil

Features: Glossy green leaves; fluffy white flowers in summer; mauve fruit

Uses: Shade tree Hedge Windbreaks Screen

Zones: 9-12

Description: By far the best-known Acmena species, this attractive tree occurs along the whole length of the east Australian coast and adjacent ranges, from Cape York to Wilsons Promontory. It displays variation in shape and size of the leaves and color of the

Growth Habit: Upright tree with bushy crown

Comments: Fruit can be made into jams and jellies

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