"The service was fantastic. I was kept up to date on delivery and the plant arrived well packaged and in excellent, healthy condition two days earlier than predicted (I live in remote Qld) Thanks for the great service!" 

- Kristine ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Illawarra Plum Plant plant Melbourne Bushfood

Size & Care

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.

Shipping & Returns

DUE TO QUARANTINE RESTRICTIONS, WE'RE UNABLE TO SEND PLANTS TO WA, TAS, AND NT (and overseas)

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 // W.A // N.T

REST OF THE WORLD

DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

2-5 DAYS

UNAVAILABLE

UNAVAILABLE

*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 are well suited to growing on balconies (we have a collection on our balcony!)

Where is this plant indigenous to? 

NSW and QLD - Australia.

What soil should I use? 

All soil types suit this plant, however we recommend a high quality native potting mix.


What fertilizer should I use? 

Use a high quality native fertilizer for best results.

Can you ship it to me?

We ship everywhere in Australia except WA, TAS, 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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"The service was fantastic. I was kept up to date on delivery and the plant arrived well packaged and in excellent, healthy condition two days earlier than predicted (I live in remote Qld) Thanks for the great service!" 

- Kristine ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


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. 


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Native bushfood plants are a fantastic suburban addition that produce kilos of fresh, nutritious flavours that can be used fresh, in preserves, or in a roast salad. They are indigenous to this land so if you're going to grow plants for food, why not make them Australian native food plants?

“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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Alana S.
Healthy Plant

Plant was well packed and seems to be doing very well in the garden. I’ve only just received it so can’t comment further but can’t wait for it to fruit. Thanks so much fo bringing these wonderful plants to the public.

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Helen S.
Finger lime

Prompt service and great packaging - very happy

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Margaret G.
Heaven sent.

Thank you for my Crystal, Finger Lime. I had it in a small container inside for a few days, and recently potted it with an organic mix which looks like a mixture of rotted gum leaves and twigs, which is good. I talk to her every day and breathe upon her. (carbon monoxide) Today she enjoyed her first rain shower. I am going to name her ( appropriately) Crystal. She is slim and shapely and oh, so pretty like a young Native Australian. We shall become good friends and I am sure she will reward my TLC with much fruitage in the years to come. Thanks again, wishing you all the best with your enterprise. Margaret Gould. p.s. Looking forward to receiving my Dreaming Tea.

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Bimbi A.
Thrilled to have one in my garden.

Gorgeous and healthy little tree arrived safely and now happy in a pot. Am so looking forward to this one growing and fruiting in a couple of years! Thank you Melbourne Bushfoods for providing native food plants that we can grow and harvest from. Fantastic initiative.

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susan l.
Finger limes

Can’t wait for the day I begin picking

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daphne h.
tree

quick delivery


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Less than 2% of the industry is First Nation lead. We believe in an industry lead by First Nation People for Self Determination through their unique land and cultural assets.

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