A medium sized rainforest tree native to Australia.
It grows 8 – 10 m tall in cultivation.
It’s commonly known as riberry, small leaved lilly pilly or cherry satinash.
It grows best in volcanic soil or in sandy loam. It is a native to the area between Macleay River, NSW, and Cairns in Qld. The leaves are small and glossy and new flushes of growth are pink to red in colour. The tree flowers in spring/summer followed by the fruit. The fruit has been enjoyed as a gourmet bushfood since the 1980’s. Fruit can be eaten straight from the tree or used in jam, sauces, syrups and confectionary.