Aidia racemosa Rubiaceae

Archer Cherry

Form and Size: Bushy shrub or tree to 6 m, layered form

Distribution: Northern areas of Qld, NT.and WA; in vine thickets or open woodland

Leaves: Opposite, lance-shaped, glossy green above, pale beneath, to l8cm x 5cm; tapering to an elongated, pointed tip

Flowers: Whitish-cream, perfumed, to 1.5cm diameter, in clusters held on the upper side of branches

Flowering Period: October to December

Fruit: Bright red, globular, about 1cm diameter; several small seeds

Cultivation/Notes: Propagate from fresh seed or cuttings. Will grow best in a protected position, but is a fairly hardy plant.