Abrophyllum ornans Grossullariaceae

Abrophyllum ornans

Form and Size: Bushy shrub to 6m tall

Distribution: North-eastern Qld. to north-eastern NSW

Leaves: Dark green, thin-textured, broadly lance-shaped, margins toothed, 10-22cm x 4-10cm; young shoots hairy

Flowers: White to yellowish, fragrant, 0.8cm diameter borne in terminal panicles

Flowering Period: October to December

Fruit: Berry; purple, globular, fleshy, 0.6- 0.8cm diameter

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from fresh seed or cuttings. Requires pruning to maintain a good shape. An ideal companion plant for ferns, requiring similar protected conditions and abundant water.