Alphitonia petriei - White/Pink Ash
Family: Rhamnaceae

Very fast growing tree, 6-10m.
Its open layered canopy and massed white flowers on the horizontal branches in spring make it a beautiful and distinctive tree.
Its broad silver-backed leaves are rusty-hairy when young.
The young shoots contain methyl salicylate and when broken smell like linament, giving it its alternative name of Sarsaparilla.
Bird attracting.

The tiny red-brown seeds found inside the black flattened-globular fruits in autumn are as hard as sand grains and difficult to germinate.
They need to be boiled and soaked before sowing.
Seed can be stored indefinitely.