Monotoca elliptica

Tree Broom Heath

Family: Ericaceae

Monotoca elliptica, Tree Broom Heath, is generally a medium shrub 1–4 m, although Victorian references indicate up to 8 m.

The scattering of red fruit among the green foliage was quite eye-catching on the Banks-Solander track at Kurnell, with most plants around 2 m. The fruit is edible, but not very large. Flowering is from around September with a profusion of small greenish-white flowers.

In the garden

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By Peter Shelton