"Can not wait to start harvesting these little Native juniper Berries and dry and add them to food" - Ruth C.

Boobialla - Native Juniper - Melbourne Bushfood

Size & Care

Moderate Water

Full Sun

2-3 Wide

Size: 3-6m

Description - An dense native shrub that is endemic to coastal areas of Australia. It is a shrub or small tree which grows on dunes and coastal cliffs, is very salt tolerant and widely used in horticulture.


Foliage - Thick, smooth green leaves which are 30–90 mm long.

Flowers - White flowers with purple spots appear in the leaf axils in clusters of three to eight and are 6–8 mm in diameter.

Cultivation - PEndemic to coastal regions, Boobialla is found along coastlines in sandy, salty soils and tolerants a variety of conditions. For best results, it is wind and drought tolerant and should be planted in well draining soil.

Uses - Each the small seeded berries fresh, or dry and ground to use as a botanical flavour enhancer in cocktails or jams.

Shipping & Returns

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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. 

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DAYS

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UNAVAILABLE

10 - 30 DAYS

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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?

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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"Can not wait to start harvesting these little Native juniper Berries and dry and add them to food" - Ruth C.


$15.00

Moderate Water

Full Sun

2-3 Wide

Boobialla, commonly known as native juniper, is a small shrub indigenous to the southern regions of Australia. 


Producing a purple fruit, the Boobialla is great as a wind break, and tolerates a wide range of soils, locations, and can even grow in pots.


Flowering from October to December, fruit begins to produce in late summer with small, sweet purple berries forming later. The small berries are similar to juniper, with spicy, floral notes - perfect for jams, tarts, or even fermentation.


Small white flowers cover the plant in mid October until early December.


When ripe (purple coloured), they are edible off the plant. Great as a snack, for jams, tarts, cakes, or preserving. 



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