Antidesma erostre Wild Currant
This bushy shrub makes a very decorative screen and the contrast between the dark green shiny leaves and the red panicles of fruit is simply stunning. Small inconspicuous flowers produce clusters of edible sweet red/black berries twice a year. Antidesma originates in the upland rainforests of north Queensland and is slow growing at first, but once established can reach to 3m tall with a 2m spread. Formative pruning will produce a very attractive hardy hedge, tolerant of sun or shade - a great productive addition to any garden.
Visit the Plants Market find out more about this bush food plant from Jan Kesby of Tree Frog Nursery, grower #35.
For low-priced native plants and expert advice come along to our Autumn Native Plants Market on Saturday 24 April, 9am-3pm in Samford Valley, Brisbane. We'll be at 'The Barn', 38 Showgrounds Drive, Highvale.
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