Homolanthus populifolius - Bleeding Heart
Family: Euphorbiaceae

Ornamental, open tree, 3-5m.
Very fast growing.
Bright red older leaves.
Green to purple berries loved by birds.

Short-lived and common pioneer tree.
Young trees have huge heart-shaped leaves up to 30cm across.
In Summer, Brown Pigeons and other birds flock to the dull purple fruits whose hard seeds are coated with an oily yellow paste-like aril.