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Hedycarya angustifolia

Austral or Native Mulberry, Djelwuck

Slender large shrub to small tree with short hairs on new growth and flowers. Male and female flowers on separate plants (dioecious).

Additional information

  • FamilyMonimiaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size3-7 m x 4 m
  • Plant groupingTrees 3-25 m
  • LeavesGlossy dark green elliptic to lance-shaped, leaves, paler green below, 5-10.5 cm x 2.5-5.5 cm. Teeth on margins have hard tips, veins white to yellow.
  • Flower colourGreen
  • Flowering timeAugust to December
  • FlowersBunches of insignificant male and female flowers, lacking petals. Small inedible round yellow to orange fruit.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist, rich soils in gullies of damp to wet forests and rainforests. Frost and snow tolerant. Full shade.
  • Garden useGrow in a protected, moist position as an upper storey to ferns. Screen plant
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
  • Aboriginal Use Stems, wood - spear ends, fire sticks for fire-making
Photographer/s: 1, 3 Peter Kinchington ©; 2, 4, 5 Marilyn Bull ©

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