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Atherton Oak

Athertonia diversifolia
A highly attractive tree native to the highlands of Far North Qld and up to Cape Tribulation. The blue fruits are up to 4cm long and contain a woody-shelled nut with a large, crunchy edible kernel. Ripe in spring. It is hardy outside of its natural range ... Read More

$19.75

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Specifications of Atherton Oak

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months October, November, December

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Atherton Oak Reviews & Tips

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Donna
★★★★★ 2y ago

NORTH ROTHBURY, NSW, Australia

Atherton Oak

I like that its a bit unusual and productive. As always it arrived healthy and well advanced.

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