Small Leaf Tamarind

Diploglottis campbellii

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This small evergreen tree can be expected to reach 7-8m in an open garden environment providing a beautiful rich green spreading crown. As a mature tree will capture the eye with its interesting fruit from which the bright red-coated seeds emerge in mid summer. The tasty tangy fruit is a refreshing treat eaten raw or it can be used creatively in chutneys and sauces. Also makes a excellent specimen tub plant as a young tree.The first documentation of the Small Leaf Tamarind tree was in 1891. With only approximately 30 trees are left remaining in the wild of Northern NSW this endangered species is attracting quite a bit of attention both amongst the bush food enthusiast and the conservationists.

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Specifications of Small Leaf Tamarind

Preferred Climate 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

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

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

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March


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Small Leaf Tamarind Reviews & Tips

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★★★★ 3months ago


Attractive endangered native fruiting tree.  Took a few years to become established with frost protection and regular watering.  Survived years of harsh drought with minimal watering.  First time it has fruited since planting about 7 years ago. Appe...

Greg Daley
2y ago

KYOGLE, NSW, Australia

Small Leaf Tamarind

Brenda McManus
3y ago

Seaford , Vic, Australia

Small Leaf Tamarind

I live in Seaford Melbourne. Bought one of these trees as a street tree. Handled the severe frosts with ease. Growing quite quickly with care and attention.

★★★ 6y ago


I originally bought a rare yellow fruited variety of Diploglottis campbellii, but unfortunately the possums ate it. Couldn't find another seller of the yellow variety who would ship or was nearby, so I settled with the more common red/orange one. This ...

Noel Smith
7y ago

Eudlo, QUEEN, Australia

Small Leaf Tamarind

I have a mature tree, fruiting now Jan 2015. Procedding 1kg fruit flesh perday freezing it for future use in cooking

Halina Van
8y ago

Bribie Island, QLD, Australia

Small Leaf Tamarind

Have grown 2 trees from seed from Nimbin area about 18 months ago. Now 1m high in pots

Eddy Berkovits
9y ago

Pullenvale, QLD

Small Leaf Tamarind

Just planted large leaf and small leaf tamarinds under established canopies. South facing sloped,s hoping, report back in five years

Peter Arney
10y ago

Burnett Heads, QLD, Australia

Small Leaf Tamarind

Recently planted one at my new house. Hope for a nice shade tree.

Dale Thompson
10y ago

Pullenvale, QLD, Australia

Small Leaf Tamarind

Pullenvale QLD, I have two in garden, growing very well, only three years old and already well of 2m. No fuit yet. I planted from tube stock. Prepared soil by deep rip and plenty of home made compost

★★★★ 11y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

This has been one of my best performers.  Hasn't looked back since planting it.  Very wind resistant and quite drought hardy.  Looking forward to trying the fruits hopefully in 2011  

11y ago

Ipswich, QLD

Small Leaf Tamarind

Planted one approx 10 feet north east of a 40 ft Hoop Pine approx 15 years ago. Its been approx 7-8 metres tall for some time. Flowered for the first time last year that i know of. This year it's dropping quite a bit of fruit for the first time.

★★★★★ 11y ago

Adelaide, SA

The lime green foliage of this tree is a brilliant contrast to the other plants in my tiny courtyard.  The tree has doubled in size in one season.  It is compact in width, and growing nice and straight and tall without a stake.  I have Brahmi growin...

Toni Ensbey
11y ago

Grafton, NSW

Small Leaf Tamarind

I have two growing in my yard and I only noticed today that one has fruit (Feb2 2011). Both tress have been planted for about 10 years

Kerrie Arnold
11y ago

Concord, Sydney, NSW

Small Leaf Tamarind

I have a small leaf tamarind fruiting now, lovely small tree

11y ago

Ipswich, QUEEN

Small Leaf Tamarind

My tree is in fruit now January 2011.

★★★★★ 11y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

I bought two of these in big 75L pots. They have survived my mean establishment maltreatment of no dig, build-up the soil but needed a bit of water to settle in without wilting. Now I don't water at all. Nice and bushy like a giant topiary.

★★★★★ 12y ago

Kalgoorlie, WA, Australia

Purchased from Daleys, planted 28/10/09 (hottest day this season - which probably wasn't wise)Plenty of new growth.  Very happy on progress.  Likes the full sun.

★★★ 12y ago

Auchenflower, QLD, Australia

i kept this tree in pot for too long and now in ground and appears very happy. slow growing It does get some shade during the early part of the day

Yolla Young
13y ago

Nimbin, NSW, Australia, Australia

Small Leaf Tamarind

Lismore city council has three planted outside the public toilets in nimbin. they are currently fruiting (24/02/09)

Tom Lambert
13y ago

Kingaroy, QLD, Australia

Small Leaf Tamarind

My tree is fruiting now 16/1/09. It is 10m tall??

David Horrocks
13y ago

Stokers Siding, NSW, Australia

Small Leaf Tamarind

I have several Planted From tubestock this year for revegetation and one saved for genetic material as a Bonsai.(Wallabies love to eat them when young.)

Geoff Payne
14y ago

Palmwoods, Q.L.D, Australia

Small Leaf Tamarind

I have a small leaf tamerind tree on my property and it is in fruit and seed now.

Meredyth Castro
14y ago

Childers, QLD, Australia

Small Leaf Tamarind

There is a small leaf tamarind in our local park.It will be setting seed soon.

Kevin Shuell
14y ago

Battel G , WA, Australia, Australia

Small Leaf Tamarind

Usr firendy trees a must

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