An attractive small to medium sized shrub with glossy leaves on purple stems. It flowers in November with cream sprays of bloom which are followed by edible peppery purple berries in late summer. Male and female flowers occur on the same plant. The leaves are also somewhat peppery. It has a very restricted natural occurrence in warm temperate forest around the Barrington Tops, but is very suitable for gardens and edible produce. Frost tolerant.
|Scientific Name:||Tasmannia purpurascens|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 3 metre|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Container growing, Cold climate|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Cool|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Edible, Decorative fruit|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.