In the sheltered border within the enclosed area between the tropical palm and orchid houses there is a heavy scent given off by the mass flowering of Myrceugenia leptospermoides. Reminiscent of a good honey the pollinating insects are drawn to this plant in their droves. Prolific amounts of white bloom cover the terminal growth of the current year’s wood.
This mass of flower parts burst out of small pink buds. On the growth below are the fruits; a proliferation of red to black, a memory to previous successful flowering seasons.
Self sown seedlings can be found in the soil beneath the canopy. An evergreen multi stemmed shrub from Chile where it is found in coastal areas in the centre of the country.