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 5 to 10 metres tall. It is a relatively narrow width from 3 to 6 metres, making it useful for street planting and wind breaks. Frost tender when young. Likes a soil rich in organic matter.

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 Uses:Street tree, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants