Peach Heath, Peach Berry.
Lissanthe strigosa, Lissanthe subulata.
Presence in Australia
Noted in many districts and catchments east of the Olympic Highway.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA.
Dry sclerophyll forest, dry scrub and heath on sandy soil.
Open, rigid heath-like shrub, usually 15-70cm high. Often scrambling.
Prefers well-drained soil in filtered light.
Profuse, honey-scented, white to pink flowers, Aug-Nov.
Collect fruit when mature. You can eat the ripe fruit and save the seed.
From cuttings of new season"s growth before it becomes too firm. Slow to strike. Difficult from seed.
Excellent habitat. Edible fruit eaten by small native birds.
Attractive ornamental, particularly when flowering profusely.