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Elaeocarpus reticulatus 'Prima Donna' (Blueberry Ash)

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Plant description

Elaeocarpus reticulatus Prima Donna 1

Elaeocarpus 'Prima Donna' is a wonderful small rainforest tree with a neat and tidy column shape. The pink flowers distinguish this from the normal form of Blueberry Ash which has cream flowers. The flowers are delicately fringed, like miniature ballerina skirts! It has beautiful blue berries through summer. A very adaptable plant that will suit most gardens and is great for streetscapes. It is good under power lines, and doesn't have an aggressive root system. It grows from 4 to 8 metres high and around 4 metres wide, and responds well to pruning, so can be trimmed to size.

Further reading: Australian Native Trees and Top Gum Trees for Gardens (articles written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: pink
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 10 metres
Minimum height: 4 metres

Maximum width: 5 metres
Minimum width: 3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Pests

Scale

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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