(This plant is NOT on the Australian Noxious Weed List)
A native of the western half of Tasmania, the Native Plum inhabits the wettest part of the state extending into the margins of the alpine zone including the Central Plateau.
It is a small tree to 10 metres (30ft) when growing in a rainforest habitat or a 1-2 metre shrub on exposed sites with poor soils. The leaves are alternate, thick, hairless, lanceolate, 8 – 12 cm long, with a blunt tip, and coarsely-toothed margins. They have an unpleasant smell when crushed. The flowers are sessile (stalkless), white with thick, waxy petals and a pollinating spring mechanism. The highly scented flowers are held on short spikes (shorter than the leaves) and clustered near the end of the branches in November/December. The fruit are berries/drupes which ripen between March and May.
This tree is intolerant of phosphorus.
The Aboriginals used the fruit as Bush tucker but I did not find details for the fruit’s preparation.
Propagation by seed occurs similar to most of the Proteaceae Family.
Offered is a packet of 10 seeds and Grownotes to assist you to grow this tree.
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