This weeping evergreen rainforest tree offers clusters of popular bushfood fruit and is commonly used in street landscaping.
Warning: Last plants in stock!
Availability date: 9/02/2013
OTHER COMMON NAMES
Cherry Satinash, Cherry Alder, Lilly Pilly, Clove Lilly Pilly, Small-leaved Lilly Pilly
The Riberry grows naturally in sandy soil along the coast and where there is rainforest from Kempsey (NSW) to Cooktown (Qld).
A weeping evergreen rainforest tree which grows to 30m in rainforest conditions and usually grows to around 7m in cultivation. Riberry trees can grow in frontline coastal conditions and enjoy full or filtered sun. Plants are frost sensitive. Trees will reach maturity after 5 years but will bear fruit as early as 2 years. Fruit harvest occurs in summer to autumn.
Dull scarlet pink fruit with flavour hints of clove are eaten raw or cooked. Riberrys are used as an ingredient in most bushfood cookbooks, appearing in sauces for meat dishes through to berries in baked desserts.
|Size||Medium tree (8-15m)|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|