Strawberry Gum - Melbourne Bushfood
Strawberry Gum - Melbourne Bushfood
Strawberry Gum - Melbourne Bushfood

Strawberry Gum

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Strawberry Gum // Eucalyptis Olida

The Strawberry Gum is a type of Eucalyptus found in the northern parts of New South Wales. This rare, fast-growing tree was very common in Indigenous Aboriginal diets.  They would commonly take the leaves of the Strawberry Gum and chew on them for the sweet, fruity tang. The distinct fruity flavour of the Strawberry Gum can be found in many modern teas and spices. 

The leaves of the Strawberry Gum are most commonly used after they have been dried. They make a delicious addition to teas and desserts, and add a slightly acidic flavour but with fruity undertones. They make an excellent addition to any homemade jam or just sprinkled through chocolate. For anyone with an interest in creating a bushfood pantry, the Strawberry Gum is a must. 

The pungent aroma from the leaves allows the Starberry Gum to be distilled and used in essential oils and perfumes. We have created a delicious Strawberry Gum Syrup that highlights to fruity flavours of the leaves.

 

Harvesting: Year-round

Growing Conditions: Growing Conditions: The ideal environment for Strawberry gums in temperate climates but can also grow in subtropical. While the tree is growing, a regular light pruning is needed to maintain a canopy for a backyard situation. The plant is very hearty and it is tolerant to both frost and drought. The plant only needs occasional watering and suits a well-draining soil. This tree is very fast growing so be conscious of that when repotting or moving. 

Size: In a pot, the Strawberry Gum will grow to 2-3 meters. 

 

 

Low Watering

Full Sun

2-3 M High if potted

 

AVAILABLE VIC/NSW/QLD/ACT ONLY - If you've ordered other products, they will be delivered together. Please note, we take care in packaging your plants, but we do not take responsibility if your parcel is delayed. 

Delivery: $15 Australia wide

24hr Refund Policy - Plants are sometimes not so happy when they arrive, we'd be more than happy to assist if you have any issues with your plants. We have a strict 24 hour refund policy, so if one of your plants arrives in the mail and something's not right, please email a photo within 24 hours of it's delivery. We cannot accept requests for refunds or replacements after this.

For refunds, please contact us using hello@melbournebushfood.com.au and we'll get back to you within 1 business day. 


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Karla S.
Yummy gums

Love how plants arrive so quickly!!

The packaging is safe and the wee baby plants are always healthy and hydrated.
Ready to get on with their growing.

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Urska A.

Awesome plant and I can't wait to use it. Arrived in great condition and I will definitely be buying more from them.

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Judit V.

So cute 🥰

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Sara O.
Strawberry Gum

I can’t get over how beautiful my strawberry gum smells!

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Louise S.
Strawberry Gum

Great little plant. Arrived in great condition.

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Katherine W.
Prompt and excellent

Very pleased with our purchase. Would buy again.