Plant of the Month, November 2022

Plant of the Month - Elaeocarpus reticulatus - M. Fagg - November 2022

Elaeocarpus reticulatus – M. Fagg


A small to medium sized tree which, in a suburban garden, can grow to 8m x 3m.

Elaeocarpus reticulatus is commonly known as Blueberry Ash because it produces bright blue berries after flowering. The flowers, which form in spring to early summer, are profuse, fringed, bell-shaped, and white.

This plant is suitable for coastal gardens and is endemic to eastern Australia. Will tolerate most soils and enjoys some shade.

It makes a good feature plant with its attractive fruits, which are a food source for some birds, and the flowers are suitable for floral arrangements.

Don’t forget that Gift Vouchers (Christmas gift idea…!) are available from City Farm Nursery. Enquire at the office next time you come in.

If your free rates notice trees are unwanted they will be gratefully accepted by our local schools.  Just present your paid rates notice at the City Farm Office.

Cooloola City Farm Nursery is located opposite the Community Centre at 17 Amity Place off Tin Can Bay Road.

Opening Hours:  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays   8am-3.00pm.               

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