This species is very similar in appearance to its close relative the the Plum Myrtle Pilidiostigma glabrum. It is a shrub or small tree under 10m in height and found as an under-storey species within subtropical rainforests.
The fruit is a fleshy berry turning from green to a very dark, shiny purple colour with maturity. It is up to 20mm long and usually obovoid (pear-shaped), with the remains of the calyx showing at the top. It contains between 2 to 8 small seeds.
Form: Shrub 3 to 5 metres tall
Aspect: Full shade, filtered sun
Soil: Adaptable, Moist
Description: Bushy habit, dark green foliage with attractive new growth, Bark is a reddish brown in colour and has a typical scaly texture, Pretty white flowers (up to 15mm in diameter) in Winter & Spring, followed by purplish-black succulent berries. The black fruits are attractive to many fruit-eating birds.
Suitable for growing along creek banks.
Excellent shade loving shrub.
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