Dianella nigra
(turutu, blue berry)

Details:

Foliage Colour: Green
Height: 50 cm
Width: 50 cm
Growth per Annum: Medium
Climate: Hardy
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade, Full Shade
Soil: Moist
Category: Flax
Features: Native. Attractive to birds and insects. Flower colour: White. Suitable restoration species.

Bright iridescent blue berries in summer, this small evergreen flax like plant works well in most situations and is especially attractive planted naturally in groups. Ideal for dry areas under existing vegetation. Growing up to 50 cm tall and about 30 cm wide, this is a perfect smaller substitute for flaxes and does much better in semi shade than the unrelated mountain flax. The magnificent bright blue and fleshy berries that arise during summer from tiny white flowers with yellow stamens. The berries are spread and eaten by native birds.

Habitat: Coastal to montane (rarely subalpine) (1-1100 m a.s.l.). Colonising a wide variety of habitats from open coastal headlands, gumland scrub and less frequently peat bogs through to dense forest and subalpine scrub.

Flowering: November - December
Fruiting: December - March [Fruit: Blue]

Prices

  Each 20 or more 50 or more
2l Pot $8.50 $8.00 $7.50