Herb: Blueberry Ash

Latin name: Elaeocarpus cyaneus

Synonyms: Elaeocarpus reticulatus

Family: Elaeocarpaceae

Edible parts of Blueberry Ash:

Fruit. The dark blue fruit is 8 - 10mm in diameter. No more details.

Description of the plant:


12 m
(39 feet)

Habitat of the herb:

Forest gullies and wooded ranges, usually near the coast.

Other uses of Blueberry Ash:

Wood - close grained, fairly hard. Used for cabinet making, joinery etc.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse. Seed can be very slow to germinate, sometimes taking 2 years or more. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of almost ripe shoots, August/September in a sandy soil in a frame. The leaves should be left on the stem.

Cultivation of Blueberry Ash:

Forest gullies and wooded ranges, usually near the coast.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Elaeocarpus cyaneus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.