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Blueberry ash

The blueberry ash is a rainforest shrub which produces blue olive-shaped berries and spectacular bell-shaped flowers, which often appear on the plant together. It is a tall slender shrub or small tree found in rainforest, tall eucalypt forest and coastal bushland in eastern NSW, south-east Queensland and Victoria.

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Blueberry ash, also known as ash quandong or blue olive berry, normally grows to a height of 5-15m, and thrives along gullies and waterways. In lush rainforest habitat, they've been known to reach 30m.

Blueberry ash flowers in the summer, producing a mass of bell-shaped flowers that are usually white, and occasionally pink. The beautiful fringe-edged flowers produce a blue olive-shaped fruit that ripens from April to October, attracting a range of Australian birds such as wonga pigeons and crimson rosellas.

Plant facts

Common name
Blueberry ash
Scientific name
Elaeocarpus reticulatus
Conservation status in NSW

Parks in which this plant is found