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|
|Other Common Names:||Eumundi Quandong, Smooth Leaf Quandong|
|Plant Type:||Small tree, Large tree|
|Height:||10 ~ 25 metres|
|Width:||3 ~ 6 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden|
|Climate Zone:||Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate|
|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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