BLUEBERRY ASH or FRINGE TREE Elaeocarpus reticulatus (This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.) A native of the temperate areas of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania, this handsome tree is frost resistant but drought tender. With a width to 3 metres and height of 4 to 9 metres, this evergreen tree prefers heavy, moist soils in a protected position. Flowering in summer, the blossoms are either pink or white, 2cm across and appear in loose clusters. The fruit is small blue berries 1cm across.