Quinine Berry

Shrub 3 to 5 Metres


Spreading shrub or small tree with greyish trunk and dense oval-shaped glossy dark green leaves.

Bears highly perfumed Green to Cream flowers Dec/May followed by attractive orange or red fruit.

Grows well under gum trees.
Leaves eaten by Copper Jewel Butterfly.

Natural Habitat: Eucalypt Forest

Aspect: Full Sun / Filtered Sun

Soil/Conditions: Adaptable

Special Features:
• Host Plant for Copper Jewel Butterfly
• Aboriginal Medicine Source
• Fruit very bitter, but edible

Garden Styles:

  • Gardening for Biodiversity
  • Birds and Butterflies
  • Coastal Native