Elaeocarpus eumundi – Eumundi Quandong

A slow growing tree from NSW and Queensland rainforest areas, with attractive glossy dense foliage and bronze new growth. The fruit is small and blue following cream scented flowers in early summer. While it can get to 25 metres in the wild, in cultivation it generally grows to around 10 metres tall. It is a relatively narrow width from 3 to 6 metres, making it useful for wind breaks. Frost tender when young. Likes a soil rich in organic matter.

Note: with good watering and soil this tree can be a fast grower, and grow quite large with a large root system, so is not suitable for average sized gardens or near buildings, drains, fences etc

Scientific Name:Elaeocarpus eumundi
Common Name:Quandong
Other Common Names:Eumundi Quandong, Smooth Leaf Quandong
Plant Type:Small tree, Large tree
Height:10 ~ 25 metres
Width:3 ~ 6 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden
Climate Zone:Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Light:Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak, Fragrant, Attractive foliage
Special Features:Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds

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The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW


Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW


Native Grace Nursery – Robertson NSW


Wariapendi Nursery – Colo Vale NSW


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Geelong Native Plants – Victoria


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Forest Heart eco-Nursery – Maleny Queensland


Natives R Us – Traveston – Queensland 


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia




The Native Shop – mail order


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