Illawarra Plum Plant

We recommend ordering 2 Illawarra Plum Plant for fruit production!

 

Illawarra Plums are one of the tastiest native fruits in Australia with Aboriginal Australians and early colonists enjoying the juicy, sweetish, mild-pine flavour fruit. 


Illawarra Plums are a slow growing tree that eventually reach 8-10 metres and grow readily in pots perfect for a permaculture balcony. This species requires male and female plants, so growing multiple plants near each other is required. We do not sex the plants.


They grow in both part-shade and full sun, and enjoy a rich, moist, well-draining soil. Salt-spray doesn't impact this plant as much so it can grow well in coastal conditions. 

Description :


Pot Size - 120mm Tubestock


Description - A slow growing tree reaching up to 12 metres in height. 


Foliage - The leaves are lanceolate, 5–15 cm long (to 25 cm long on vigorous young trees) and 6–18 mm broad.


Cultivation - They love moist, nutrient rich soil and grow well both indoors near a sunny window or outside in full-sun or part-shade. The plant can withstand frost and temperatures up to -7 degrees. Although the plant cannot survive drought. 

 

Uses - Yielding clusters of blue/purple fruit, the fruit ripen between March and July. The Illawarra Plum is one of the tastiest native fruits and can be used in jams, in tarts, as a chutney or simply eaten fresh from the tree. It's loaded with antioxidants and makes a treat for smoothie blends.

 

 

moist

Full Sun / Part Shade

up to 12m


Please click here to get the full Care Guide

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Yes you can! Please wait for the confirmation for pickup email which will get sent after it's packed (usually after 48 hours of ordering).

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AUSTRALIA WIDE
All orders are shipped regular or express by AusPost from our Melbourne warehouse. For plant orders, we strongly encourage you to purchase express at the checkout.
Shipping fee: Starting at $9.95 for Standard and $15 for Express
Please allow an additional 2-3 days for your order to be picked and packed.
Metro: 1-3 business days
Regional: 3-7 business days

NEW ZEALAND
All orders are shipped by Sendle from our Melbourne warehouse.
Shipping fee: Starting at $9.95 (AUD)
All regions: 5-14 business days

ALL OTHER COUNTRIES
All orders are shipped regular by Sendle.
Europe: 10-21 days
North America: 9-24 days

We recommend ordering 2 Illawarra Plum Plant for fruit production!

 

Illawarra Plums are one of the tastiest native fruits in Australia with Aboriginal Australians and early colonists enjoying the juicy, sweetish, mild-pine flavour fruit. 


Illawarra Plums are a slow growing tree that eventually reach 8-10 metres and grow readily in pots perfect for a permaculture balcony. This species requires male and female plants, so growing multiple plants near each other is required. We do not sex the plants.


They grow in both part-shade and full sun, and enjoy a rich, moist, well-draining soil. Salt-spray doesn't impact this plant as much so it can grow well in coastal conditions. 

Description :


Pot Size - 120mm Tubestock


Description - A slow growing tree reaching up to 12 metres in height. 


Foliage - The leaves are lanceolate, 5–15 cm long (to 25 cm long on vigorous young trees) and 6–18 mm broad.


Cultivation - They love moist, nutrient rich soil and grow well both indoors near a sunny window or outside in full-sun or part-shade. The plant can withstand frost and temperatures up to -7 degrees. Although the plant cannot survive drought. 

 

Uses - Yielding clusters of blue/purple fruit, the fruit ripen between March and July. The Illawarra Plum is one of the tastiest native fruits and can be used in jams, in tarts, as a chutney or simply eaten fresh from the tree. It's loaded with antioxidants and makes a treat for smoothie blends.

 

 

moist

Full Sun / Part Shade

up to 12m


Please click here to get the full Care Guide

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