Elaeocarpus angustifolius – Blue Quandong

A handsome large rainforest tree, with pretty fringed cream flowers followed by useful shiny blue fruit. While it can grow to 50 metres tall in the tropics, it is somewhat smaller in cooler areas. Not for small gardens or anywhere near drains, as it has wide ranging buttress roots. The wood is useful, and the seeds are used for beads. The surrounding pulp is edible though sour and slightly bitter, it can be made into a paste when mixed with water.

Scientific Name:Elaeocarpus angustifolius
Family:Elaeocarpaceae
Common Name:Quandong
Other Common Names:Blue Quandong
Plant Type:Small tree, Large tree
Height:8 ~ 50 metres
Width:3 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:White, Cream
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Fragrant
Special Uses:Edible, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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