Blue Quandong

Elaeocarpus angustifolius

Blue Quandong fruit at the Cairns Botanic Garden By Merryjack [CC BY 3.0] (Photo Credits)

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

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Specifications of Blue Quandong

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? 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)

Blue Quandong Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

Mark Oakwood
2y ago

Wallsend, NSW, Australia

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

★★★ 3y ago


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

★★★★ 11y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

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.

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