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Useful Temperate Plants

Trochocarpa clarkei

(F.Muell.)F.Meull.

Ericaceae


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+ Synonyms

Common Name: Lilac Berry

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General Information

Trochocarpa clarkei is a Evergreen Shrub
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.

Known Hazards

None known

Botanical References

154
Title
Flora of Victoria.
Publication
 
Author
Ewart. A. J.
Publisher
University Press; Melbourne
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of eastern Australia, it is rather short on information that is useful to the plant project.

Range

Australia - north-eastern Victoria.

Habitat

Alpine regions at elevations of 1200 - 1500 metres[
154
Title
Flora of Victoria.
Publication
 
Author
Ewart. A. J.
Publisher
University Press; Melbourne
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of eastern Australia, it is rather short on information that is useful to the plant project.
].

Properties

Edibility Rating *
HabitEvergreen Shrub
Height0.00 m
Cultivation StatusWild

Cultivation Details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it is likely to succeed outdoors in the mildest areas of the country. It is likely to require a warm sheltered position, probably preferring a position in light woodland.
Plants self-layer.

Edible Uses

Fruit - raw[
154
Title
Flora of Victoria.
Publication
 
Author
Ewart. A. J.
Publisher
University Press; Melbourne
Year
1930
ISBN
 
Description
A flora of eastern Australia, it is rather short on information that is useful to the plant project.
].

Medicinal

None known

Other Uses

None known

Propagation

Seed - we have no information for this species but suggest sowing the seed in a greenhouse as soon as it is ripe if this is possible, otherwise in early spring. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots as soon as they are large enough to handle and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter.
Cuttings. Probably it is best to take these in July or August in a frame. It is quite likely that, as with many members of this family, plants have very fine root systems and great care must be taken when transplanting them.
Division of self-layered branches.
Cite as: Temperate Plants Database, Ken Fern. temperate.theferns.info. 2019-10-22. <temperate.theferns.info/plant/Trochocarpa+clarkei>

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