Prickly Currant Bush

Prickly Currant Bush
Bright red berries of the Prickly Currant Bush growing in Milarri Garden.
Image: Rodney Start
Source: Museum Victoria

Morr (Woi wurrung)

Botanical name: Coprosma quadrifida
Family: Rubiaceae

Uses

The small red berries appearing in the summer were eaten.

Distribution

Prickly Currant Bush is found in cool temperate rainforests and wet sclerophyll forests and woodlands of Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania.

Cultivation

This open, sometimes straggly shrub grows best in cool positions with moist, well-drained soil. It reaches 2–4 m tall and 1.5 m wide.

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Prickly Currant Bush growing in Milarri Garden.