"Another amazing plant! Mine is about a metre tall now, climbing up a trellis. Super fast delivery, thanks guys!" - Chrissy F.

Boobialla - Native Juniper - Melbourne Bushfood

Size & Care

Moderate Water

Full Sun

2-3 Wide

Size: 10-15cm

Aboriginal Name - Karrawang (Coranderk, VIC)

Description - An attractive creeper that twists through shrubs and trees to heights of up to 3 to 6 metres.


Foliage - Furry, wavy-edged, yellow-green leaves up to 3 cm long, that change to purple with age.

Flowers - Tubular creamy-yellow/green flowers around 2cm long in spring.

Cultivation - Prefers Full Sun but will tolerant part-sun in warmer areas. Water regularly during dry period and apply a slow release native fertilizer in spring for fast growth. Hardy to frost. Allow 50cm between plants.

Uses - They yield masses of small fleshy fruit which are about 2 grams each. They shouldn't be eaten until fully ripe, are soft, and fall from the plants or turn red-purple in colour.

Shipping & Returns

DUE TO QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS, WE'RE UNABLE TO SEND PLANTS TO WA, SA, TAS, AND NT

24hr Refund Policy - In rare cases, some plants arrive unwell/damaged/dead. Our 24 hour refund policy means that if one of your plants arrives in the mail and something's not right, we'll be able to offer a refund or replacement if a photo is sent to us within 24 hours of its arrival. 


We cannot accept requests for refunds or replacements after this.


If you have an issue, please contact us at hello@melbournebushfood.com.au and we'll get back to you within 1 business day. 

Shipping

STATE / COUNTRY

VICTORIA

NEW SOUTH WALES

QUEENSLAND

A.C.T

TAS // S.A // W.A // N.T

REST OF THE WORLD

DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

UNAVAILABLE

10 - 30 DAYS

*TRACKING: All items are sent via tracked, registered post (AusPost for Australia or another courier for overseas)

**RETURNS: Returns available with 24 hours of delivery

***Days = Business Days

FAQs

Can this grow in pots?

Yes! They're great pot plants and like to climb making them a great climber for apartments.

Where is this plant indigenous to? 

South-eastern Australia

What soil should I use? 

For all of our plants, we recommend using Osmocote Premium Potting Mix (orange bag) or equivalent. Any soil without fillers or added fertilizers can work too. 


What fertilizer should I use? 

If grown in a pot, using a native fertilizer should do the trick. They like low-phosphorus, so normal fertilizer might not do.

Can you ship it to me?

We ship everywhere except WA, TAS, SA and the NT. For other countries, please check local quarantine laws for more information.

I'm buying for a school, how do I order? P

That's amazing! Feel free to order directly from our website, otherwise if you need anymore help get in touch over email hello@melbournebushfood.com.au

Do you wholesale the plants?

Unfortunately we don't wholesale plants due to a limit in supply.

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"Another amazing plant! Mine is about a metre tall now, climbing up a trellis. Super fast delivery, thanks guys!" - Chrissy F.


Moderate Water

Full Sun

2-3 Wide

A fantastic native plant that produces delicious apple-textured berries. Their flavour is described as somewhere between stewed apples and kiwifruit. 


It's a beautiful plant which makes an excellent climber, or ground cover.


Clusters of bright bell-shaped pink flowers come during spring, offering nectar to bees and other important insects.

When ripe (purple-yellow colour), they are edible off the plant. However, if green you can roast them too. Great as a snack, for jams, tarts, cakes, or preserving. 



$1 from each plant goes to native planting programs


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Customer Reviews

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Delivery to QLD

Can’t fault the service. Was kept updated throughout the whole process. Plants arrived in great condition and are thriving. Very pleased with the whole transaction.

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Quick delivery

Super impressed with the quick delivery (2 days), and the plants were in great condition. Thank you :)

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Delivery Has Arrived

So exited to receive my plants they had been packed so well and arrived in wonderful condition postage was nice and fast

Can not wait to start harvesting these little Native juniper Berries and dry and add them to food

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Great service and packaging.

The plants came quickly and in great condition.

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“Delivered pretty fast from me ordering, it was in great condition. Sprouting up and looking spot on.It will be loved along with our other friends” XO Janet D


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