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Pittosporum phylliraeoidesBy Kevin Thiele from Perth, Australia (Pittosporum phylliraeoides) CC BY 2.0 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Pittosporum augustifolium

This drought hardy tree has a weeping appearance with long and slender leaves to 10cm. The fruit changes from green to yellow/orange when ripe splits open with red sticky seeds. Traditional medicinal uses: An infusion of the seeds, fruit pulp, leaves or wood was ingested for the relief of pain and cramps. Decoction of the fruits was drunk and applied for eczema. Bush medicine, for colds, cramps, itching. Seeds ground for flour. it is wise to be careful when harvesting Gumbi Gumbi leaves as some of the varieties are toxic and only a few have a good, aromatic taste and are beneficial.

Other Names: Native Apricot, Weeping Pittosoporum, Native Willow, Pittosporum phylliroides
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Height: 20-30cm
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Height: 30-40cm
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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Warm Temperate, Cool Temperate
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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?


Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements

Drought Hardy (Little Watering)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

4-5 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

April, May, June


Customer Comments on Gumbi Gumbi

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Gumbi Gumbi

my sister took it when diagnosed with cervical cancer. WEnt back to Drs several months later and no cancer was found. A friend also told me a friend of theirs was given a terminal diagnosis by doctors. She took Gumby Gumby and is now fine. | Julie McCullough - Rosedale, QLD 16-May-2018

Gumbi Gumbi

Have one plant maybe 2 cm high in the Upper Mountains, seed grown. We are in cool climate yet it survived last winter in the ground. | Nicola Bludau - Katoomba, NSW 30-Dec-2018

Gumbi Gumbi

We have about 8 1.8 to 1.2M | Bill Hollingsworth - Rockhampton, QLD 17-Apr-2019
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Gumbi Gumbi (Seedling) 4/10

Debd671's Edible Fruits
Update: 555 days 23hrs

Comments: - medicinal purposes for ltos of issues, can take in capsule form, used in creams or made into a tea

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Autumn and Winter

Pest Control: none

Organic Status:Organic

Question: it appears to be very slow growing and unsure how long it takes to get the berries

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