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.
Plant Information or Specifications
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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)
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
No (Full Size)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
Customer Comments on 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
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
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
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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