Davidson’s plum is a small to medium sized rainforest tree from the northern NSW coast. It bears edible, sour, dark burgundy fruit that grow in clusters along the stem. It has large compound leaves, and the new growth is red. The fruit can be made into jams and jellies, used in sauces, and is high in antioxidants.
Davidson’s plum can be grown in shaded positions as well as full sun, and can also be used as an indoor plant when young. It is tall and slender, so can fit into narrow places. It prefers moist and fertile soils, but is tolerant of poorer soils. It is troubled by few pests and diseases.
The fruit drops from the tree when ripe. It has a rich, tangy taste, and an intense colour.
|Scientific Name:||Davidsonia jerseyana|
|Common Name:||Davidson's Plum|
|Other Common Names:||Mullumbimby plum|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large shrub|
|Height:||3 ~ 5 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Column-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Edible, Street tree, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Seed eating birds, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.