Angus’s Top Ten Australian Bush Tucker Plants

1 Backhousia citriodora (Lemon Myrtle)

Because of its wonderful lemon-like oils and beautiful white flowers.

2 Austromyrtus dulcis (Midgen Berry or Midyim)

Because of its delicious purple and white berries and neat growing habit

3 Macadamia integrifolia (Macadamia Nut)

Because it is the most delicious nut in the world!

4 Davidsonia pruriens and Davidsonia jerseyana (Davidson’s Plum)

Because of its beautiful purple fruit and decorative foliage.

5 Backhousia anisata (Aniseed Myrtle) – now known as Syzygium anisatum

Because of its aniseed-flavoured leaves.

6 Syzygium paniculatum (Magenta Cherry)

Because of its ornamental and edible fruits (just add sugar!)

7 Syzygium australe (Scrub Cherry)

Because of its colourful new foliage and edible fruits (just add sugar!)

8 Acronychia acidula (Lemon Aspen)

Because of its tangy fruits and gorgeous glossy leaves.

9 Disphyma crassifolia ‘Hot Stuff’

Because of its edible foliage and its usefulness as a salt tolerant ground cover

10 Carpobrotus glaucescens   and Carpobrotus rossii  (Coastal Noonflower)


Because of its indestructible constitution, bright-purple or white flowers and edible fruits.