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Hedycarya angustifolia|Austral or Native Mulberry, Djelwuck

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Slender large shrub to small tree with short hairs on new growth and flowers. Male and female flowers on separate plants (dioecious).
Size (W x H)
3-7m x 4m
Glossy dark green elliptic to lance-shaped, leaves, paler green below, 5-10.5cm x 2.5-5.5cm. Teeth on margins have hard tips, veins white to yellow.
Bunches of insignificant male and female flowers, lacking petals. Small inedible round yellow to orange fruit.
Flower colour
Flower time
August to December
Growing conditions
Moist, rich soils in gullies of damp to wet forests and rainforests. Frost and snow tolerant. Full shade.
Commonly used for
Grow in a protected, moist position as an upper storey to ferns. Screen plant
Available at indigenous nursery
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory