Davidsons Plum - QLD

Davidsonia pruriens

Davidson Plum - Qld

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Outstanding small tree for warm position or indoors. Large pinnate leaves make it a striking specimen plant. The edible purple fruits have bright red flesh and make excellent jam. Prefers some shade. Fruits in the autumn and winter. The plum-sized fruit hang from the crown in panicles. Native to North QLD and SE QLD rainforests.
Other Names: Ooray

$19.75 ($4.90-$24.75 choose a size)

Specifications of Davidsons Plum - QLD

Preferred Climate SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 5-10m

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

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

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 4-5 Years

Sun or Shade Part (Sun:50-80%), Shade (Sun:0-50%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months April, May, June

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Davidsons Plum - QLD Reviews & Tips

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★★ 3y ago


D.pruriens. It's a very handsome tree but I really don't like the fruit - for anything so far. It is unbelievably sour. I am impressed that it grows so well here though, considering we get the odd light dusting of frost on the low part of our property....

Dorothy Mowat
8y ago

Dunbogan, NSW, Australia

Davidsonia pruriens - Davidsons Plum - QLD

Feed it every few months with "worm wee" - produced by my worm farm.

★★★★ 8y ago


Looks great out there in the background, Only had it since last year but doubled in size since then. Low maintenance, easy pleased treasure. Apparently out of the 3 varieties (and one other overlooked species which the purple edible fruit that resembl...

★★★★★ 9y ago


beautiful tart fruit for jams. have made some from a freinds larger specimens.Lovely leaves. cauliflorous flowers and fruit will make it a great specimen once mature.Have planted a few and a sunny spot tends to stunt them.

★★★★★ 10y ago

MANLY WEST, QLD, Australia

The tree has had fruit . It loves native fertiliser but bust be low phosphorus . I experimented with some well aged cow manure and some blood and bone . A lot of leaves are burned IE: phosphorus toxicity . Dont use anything with high phosphorus content...

★★★ 11y ago

KEPERRA, QLD, Australia

Update September 2014: Still no fruit. In fact, it didn't even flower this year. I still like it for its size and shape but not holding out much hope that it will produce anything useable.----------------------------------------------------------------...

★★★★ 11y ago

Orlando, Floria, , USA

It's extremely rare on our side of the world, and it reminds me of a country I love.  We intend to make d. plum membrillo and jams when they begin fruiting.  We have one in the ground (pictured) and 20 babies in pots to spread around the property und...

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