Diospyros Australis

Black plum

This medium sized tree grows approximately 8-15m tall ( shorter in sunnier spots)
This tree is similar to Podacarpus elatus where there are separate male and female plants. So if you want fruit you will need a couple of plants. The flowers appear in late summer to autumn. The flowers are white in colour and are 15mm in diameter. Fruits appear on the female plants in winter which start yellow and turn black when mature and are 20mm in size.
This tree can handle coastal conditions and makes great speciman plant. Best grown in semi shade. Great bush tucker plant where the fruit is great to use as a chutney or in jams.

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