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Exocarpos strictus

Pale Fruit Ballart, Dwarf Cherry

Erect light to grey green shrub. Flattened, angular branchlets become pendulous.

Additional information

  • FamilySantalaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size1-3 m x 1-3 m
  • Plant groupingShrubs 1.5-10 m
  • LeavesTiny deciduous scale-like leaves.
  • Flower colourYellowish-green
  • Flowering timeThroughout the year
  • FlowersTiny dense clusters of flowers. Round shiny green to black fruit on a fleshy white to mauve stalk.
  • Bird attractingFruit
  • Butterfly attractingFood plant for caterpillars
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained moist to dryish soils. Tolerates light frosts and snow. Full sun, partial and dappled shade.
  • Garden useDifficult to establish as it requires a symbiotic relationship with other plants.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusScattered within the Shire.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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