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Botanical Name: dillenia indica

Medium sized tree to 15m, attractive corrugated foliage. The knobbly fruits can be used in curries, jellies and jams. Highly ornamental fragrant flowers. Prefers a tropical location, marginal in the subtropics.

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg, 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



Customer Comments on Elephant apple

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Elephant apple

Lovely one growing at Mt Coot-tha Botanic Garden in Brisbane, in the indian plant/rainforest area with fallen fruit. | Pete Mclaughlin - Dayboro, QLD 24-Mar-2014

Elephant apple

Planted a EA near Gympie 2 yrs ago. Already nearly 2 metres and has not been affected by one or two frosts.Fantastic tree and there is/was a huge one at Murwillumbah Hospital. Bill W. | Bill Wilkinson - Gympie, QLD 01-Jun-2012

Elephant apple

Just found out that seeds I found in our cemetary are Elephant Apple. Picked a couple to take to nursery to see if they knew what they were and just found them growing at Palmetum in Townsville and had a sign telling us what it was. | Robyn West - Townsville, QLD 15-Nov-2013

Elephant apple

I have one of these and it is a lovely tree. Almost 6m high and still growing. Does make a bit of mess when it drops its leaves but new growth is worth it. The fruit is certainly an 'acquired' taste but worth it just for the tree. | Scott 10 - Redlands, QLD 01-May-2016
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