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  • Strawberry Gum Plant plant Melbourne Bushfood
  • Strawberry Gum Plant plant Melbourne Bushfood
  • Strawberry Gum Plant plant Melbourne Bushfood
  • Strawberry Gum Plant plant Melbourne Bushfood
  • Strawberry Gum - Melbourne Bushfood

Strawberry Gum Plant

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  • Perfect for tea
  • Looks beautiful
  • Rare native plant
We're unable to ship plants to WA or TAS= - sorry!
We're unable to ship
plants to WA or TAS
- sorry!

Strawberry Gum Plant FAQ's 🌱

A type of Eucalyptus found in the northern parts of New South Wales, this rare and fast-growing tree has a distinct fruity-flavoured leaf. These leaves make an excellent addition to any homemade jam, chocolate, or even tea, adding a slightly acidic flavour with fruity undertones. If you are interested in creating your own bush food pantry then this plant is a great place to start.

Climate Zones: Temperate, Sub-Tropical, Tropical, Arid, Cool

Find your climate zone here.

Harvest the leaves to use in cooking or tea.

Strawberry Gums require daily watering during dry and warm weather. When watering, completely soak the pot in water and let drain. To check when next to water, when the hole at the bottom of the pot has dry soil, it is time to re-water.

Each month, use a seaweed solution in the water mixture for optimal plant condition and health.

Use a high-quality, premium potting mix. Plant in a pot approximately 4-6 times the size of the tube it arrives in. Repot after the plant's roots appear underneath in a pot 4 times the size of that pot.

Strawberry Gum trees grow in a twisted, non-symmetrical pattern. To grow as a tree, we suggest growing along a bamboo cane to condition it into an upright plant. For a shrub, do not provide a bamboo stake.

Before planting in the ground, consider the area. The plant will grow to over 30 metres, so do not plant next to buildings. The oil-rich leaves combust easily in bushfires.

Dig a hole the same size as the tube your Strawberry Gum arrives in. Break up the soil at the base of the planting hole. Mix in compost and slow-releasing native plant fertilizer. Ensure the soil level of the plant is slightly higher than the ground to allow for sinkage. Water well with liquid compost or seaweed.

They are unique in that they naturally grow in regions where the temperature commonly reaches -10 degrees and up to 40 degrees in the summer. Therefore they grow well in a range of climates including tropical, sub-tropical, alpine and temperate climates.

Sweet, rich berry, mild eucalyptus flavour, slight acidic notes reminiscent of balsamic vinegar, and spiced cinnamon undertones.

Strawberry gum is used to enhance the flavour of cooked fruit dishes, desserts or spiced jams, bringing out the classic ‘berry’ flavour.

24 hour plant guarantee ✅

Accidents happen. We're insured to refund or replace any plant that's arrived dead or in a condition that won't recover. Simply get in touch within 24 hours of delivery with some pics and we'll either refund or replace it.

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  • supporting remote communities

    Our partners at Twink Lakes Cultural Park is an Aboriginal-led enterprise sharing Nyul Nyul Culture with the world.

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    Supporting biodiversity across Melbourne, with over $60,000 given to date.

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