Elaeocarpus reticulatus

Scientific name: Elaeocarpus reticulatus

Common name: Blueberry Ash

Aliases: 'Prima Donna'

Date planted



Attribute Range
Edible No
Habit Shrub, Tree
Kind Tree
Native Yes
Sun tolerance Full sun, Part shade


Height x width: 5m x 2m


Descriptions Images
Bunch of flowers
Tiny fruit
Leaf with harmless whitish crust like
an evaporated salt layer
Young tree


» Blueberry Ash is an evergreen tall shrub/small tree that is native to the east coast of Australia from Queensland to Tasmania. It is a hardy plant that will grow best in a moist, well-drained soil, but will survive in conditions that are less than favourable. Blueberry Ash has dense green foliage that responds well to pruning and will make an excellent hedging/screening plant. When planted in a favourable spot in the garden it will grow to approximately 5m. Blueberry Ash will also grow well in large tubs or containers. This particular selected form of Elaeocarpus has masses of small, pink, bell-shaped flowers that display in Spring/Summer, which are aniseed sented. Small colorful blue berries follow which will attract native birds. An interesting feature is a fine, whitish crust of film resembling an evaporated salt layer that appears on the surface of some leaves. Blueberry Ash will tolerate light frost once established, and is suitable for coastal conditions. For best results fertilize in early Spring, and prune to shape when required. Frost tolerant. Supplier: Pinewood Nursery. © Norwood.


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