Elaeocarpus reticulatus ‘Prima Donna’ – Blueberry Ash

 

A wonderful small rainforest tree, great as a screening plant in warmer areas. It has a narrow habit, and grows to 9 metres tall and 3 metres wide, and responds well if it needs to be pruned to shape. It has masses of delicately fringed small pink flowers in spring, which look like fairy petticoats and have a faint perfume, and turn into blue berries which are attractive to seed eating birds. A very adaptable, fast growing and hardy plant that will suit most gardens. Can take the occasional light frost.

 

Scientific Name:Elaeocarpus reticulatus
Family:Elaeocarpaceae
Common Name:Blueberry Ash
Plant Type:Small tree
Height:8 ~ 10 metres
Width:3 ~ 4 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Column-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Screen
Special Uses:Street tree, Decorative fruit, Pipe and drain friendly, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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