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TABERNAEMONTANA PANDACAQUI - BANANA BUSH

Banana Bush in fruit (Tabernaemontana pandacaqui)By Xylopia All Rights Reserved, Used by Permission (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Tabernaemontana pandacaqui
Description

An understory plant native to mid north NSW to North QLD. Appreciates good light but not direct sun. These pretty yellow fruits resemble tiny bananas however they are not edible.

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Can be pruned to 2m

 

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Tabernaemontana pandacaui - Banana Bush

It is my understanding that this species and Ervatamia angustisepala are synonymous. | David Weir - Thorneside 4158, QLD. 29-Jan-2010
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Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 834 days 10hrs

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They're actually sugar bananas. Tiny, smaller than ladyfingers, but incredibly sweet and nice. Seems to fruit completely randomly and sporadically, and when one fruits, it dies and makes a new small plant so they're entirely self sustaining. You can leave the fruit on for months, it never gets bigger or ripens once it's done, you have to cut it off to make it ripen once it stops growing. Then it just pours out massive amounts of whitish juice from where you cut it for ages.

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 14

Fruit Harvest: 2 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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