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Blue Quandong fruit at the Cairns Botanic GardenBy Merryjack CC BY 3.0 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Elaeocarpus angustifolius

Fast growing rainforest tree. The species is well regarded for its timber and as a key in regenerating rainforest. The fruit of this species is round and blue, between 20 and 30 mm across, and has a seed with deep convolutions in its shell. These are eaten whole by cassowaries, woompoo pigeon and spectacled flying foxes, which pass the nut undamaged. A large tree up to 50 metres tall, usually with elaborate buttressed roots. Flowers, fruit, foliage and shape make this an ideal tree for large gardens or parks.

Other Names: Elaeocarpus grandis, #CV
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$4.90 0 Seedling Pot: 0.25L
Height: 10-20cm
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$14.75 0 Seedling Pot: 0.5L
Height: 20-30cm
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$17.90 0 Seedling Pot: 0.75L
Height: 50-60cm
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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

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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

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

Poor Drainage (Clay)

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)


Customer Comments on Blue Quandong

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Blue Quandong

Ours outgrew our garden in 6 years. Timber and branches very splitty in even mild breezes. Either be prepared to coppice it HARD, or plant it well away from anything you don't want it to drop branches on. Awesome pioneer, but not really for suburban yard | Mark Oakwood - Wallsend, NSW 30-Jan-2020
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Blue Quandong (Seedling) 9/10

Emma1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3565 days 20hrs

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This is a tough little tree, surviving with very poor soil, windy conditions and little water. I love the shape of this grand tree when mature.

Height 30 Centimetres

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

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Blue Quandong (Seedling) 7/10

Tabs's Edible Fruits
Update: 426 days 19hrs

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Has a great open but shady canopy.  It attracts birds,  Flowers prolifically with lots of blue covered nuts. No problems growing in Sydney

Fruiting Months January, February, November, December

Planted: 2012

Height 9 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 20 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 9 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control:



How far will the butressed roots travel? Small backyard - big tree.

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DavidB's Edible Fruits
Update: 1973 days 21hrs

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used as a screen tree in back yard ... still to fruit?

Planted: 2008

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination

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DavidB says... [3645 days 15hrs ago]
Has now been in a pot for over 2 years hoping to plant it soon.

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