Size and Shape:An Australian native, the Blueberry Ash is a small evergreen tree that typically grows to a mature size of 6 to 8 metres high and 3 to 4 metres wide but can be clipped to a smaller size. It has a dense crown of foliage and a loose conical shape.
Features:A strikingly beautiful and hardy plant, Elaeocarpus reticulatus has year round interest. Leaves have a leathery appearance and are dark green, some with a whiteish film over the surface. New growth is an attractive pinkish colour, while scattered older leaves turn bright red. In a stunning double display, fruit and flowers often appear on the plant together. A profusion of white-fringed bell shaped flowers appear in Summer and have an unusual licorice scent. Also available as a pink flowering form known as 'Prima Donna'. Blueberry like fruit, about 1cm round, follow the flowers, but often stay on the tree until after the following flower season.
Uses in the Landscape:With its beautiful features, the Blueberry Ash makes a wonderful feature tree, but with its thick foliage is also great as a screening plant, or as an informal hedge. Responds well to pruning for a more formal shape. Grows well in large tubs or containers.
Comments:A hardy plant with non-invasive roots. Will survive well in low nutrient soil but will perform best when well watered. Can grow in a range of light intensities from shade to full sun. Bird attracting.
Availability:The Blueberry Ash are grown in a range of advanced sizes from 1.2 to 1.5 metre semi advanced plants, up to 5 to 6 metre Super Advanced Specimen Trees. For optimal long-term performance in the landscape, they are predominately container grown in SpringRing Air Pruning Containers ranging from 25 litre to 1000 litre. As our stock levels change daily, please enquire for current availability.