Neighbours-Be-Gone Trees can grow two or more metres per year once established. Neighbours-Be-Gone Trees are a select form of Acmena smithii and are exclusive to Chris Plant Farms. Neighbours-Be-Gone Tree Acmena Smithii (Lilly Pilly) is actually a trademark that belongs to the Hello Hello group of companies. Neighbours-Be-Gone Trees have deep green, dense, fine foliage and copper red new growth and can grow two or more metres per year once established, and love to be clipped and shaped.
They grow in full sun through to light shade and withstand mild frost, wind, heat and drought. They thrive in almost any soil including heavy wet and occasionally waterlogged soils.
Neighbours-Be-Gone Trees can be used to create tall screens, large hedges and large topiary. They can be planted in pots or confined areas. Although they have the potential to grow into large trees, their size can be contained by regular clipping. The trunk and roots only grow to serve the needs of the crown of the tree, so the trunk and root system will remain small, while the tree is being kept small by regular trimming. Neighbours-Be-Gone Trees are a long living tree that don’t become woody or sick from long-term regular pruning. A well maintained Neighbours-Be-Gone Tree hedge or topiary can last for many decades.
For more information on this great hedging and screening plant, see it’s Growing Guide.