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.
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.
Full Sun / Part Shade
up to 12m
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