Rhodamnia rubescens (MYRTACEAE) Scrub Turpentine

Plants to Plant

Widespread small tree growing to 10 m. Branchlets brown, becoming downy at the ends. Occurs from southern NSW coast to Gympie, Queensland in subtropical rainforest, dry rainforest and on margins of rainforest and open forest. Simple, opposite with blade dull dark green above and with pale or brownish, densely hairy underside.

Photo: Robert Whyte



White, perfumed flowers September to October. Reddish berry turning black, globular ripe November to December.Seeds germinate easily. A dependable food source for fruit-eating birds.

Photo: Mark Crocker