Beautiful and rare native rainforest shrub grown for its glossy foliage which emerges in shades of copper-bronze, fresh lime, and warm gold, then matures to green apple shades and deep green. Unlike other rainforest species this one tends to stay quite small, a good size for suburban gardens. Found in creeks in the wild so one to try in the soggier areas of your garden.
Diospyros rheophila Baird Logging Area - Roaring Meg ebony
APPEARANCE: Fast-growing rare native rainforest bush or small tree, related to ebony and persimmon. Slender deep green glossy leaves on reddish stems, are gold, lime, and bronze when young. USES: Grows in the wild in tropical creeks and riverbeds. Try as hedges and screening, specimen planting, in pond margins. PLANTING: Prefers a part shade position in damp soil, somewhere sheltered and frost-free. CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established. Water in dry spells. Fertilise using a slow release native fertiliser autumn and spring if required. HEIGHT & WIDTH: around 3m H in domestic gardens YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.