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|
|Common Name:||Blueberry Ash|
|Plant Type:||Small tree|
|Height:||8 ~ 10 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 4 metres|
|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|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Screen|
|Special Features:||Decorative fruit, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies|
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