Elaeocarpus reticulatus ‘Prima Donna’ – Blueberry Ash

A wonderful small rainforest tree, great as a screening plant in warmer areas. It has a narrow habit, and grows to 9 metres tall and 3 metres wide, and responds well if it needs to be pruned to shape. It has masses of delicately fringed small pink flowers in spring, which look like fairy petticoats and have a faint perfume, and turn into blue berries which are attractive to seed eating birds. A very adaptable, fast growing and hardy plant that will suit most gardens. Can take the occasional light frost.


Family : Elaeocarpaceae
Cultivar Name: Prima Donna
Plant Type : Small tree
Width : 4
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Column-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Street tree, Decorative fruit, Pipe and drain friendly, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Elaeocarpus reticulatus
Common Name : Blueberry Ash
Height : 10
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Butterflies