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Marg. starts with ...
Can anyone supply a source for Quandong a tree that can be delidered to WA? I can get seeds but at my age I need a tree.
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Pademelon1 says...
Hi Marg,

I can't give you any conclusive answers, but I have searched far and wide for shops that deliver quandongs. To the best of my knowledge, there are only two shops that deliver quandongs over large distances:

Daleys (although I have never seen them for sale, only from in production back to seeking propagation material) - ?why?

Astech Estate: this is a SA business, and has a fantastic range of cultivars available, but since I don't live in WA, I don't know if they deliver there. I think they are your best bet.

Seeds aren't that bad an option though, they only take a couple more years to fruit, and will be much more vigorous than a cultivar, especially if you plant directly into the ground. They are tricky to propagate though. If going for seeds, nindethana are best, and search online for the ANPSA guide as to how to propagate them.

Regards,
Pade

EDIT: I am talking about Santalum Acuminatum here. the Blue Quandong (various elaeocarpus sp.) is much more common in the eastern states, I don't know about WA though.
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brad16 says...
Hi Marg,

Are you after Santalum acuminatum? I ask because species of Elaeocarpus are also commonly called quandongs, and are very different trees.
I personally can't help you with either, but maybe someone else can if they know what tree you are after.
Trees of Santalum and Elaeocarpus don't come up that often, infact I've never seen a Santalum acuminatum tree for sale, although I've previously purchased seeds. Elaeocarpus (angustifolius, obovata etc.) comes up occasionally, but interstate restrictions can be frustrating for some (as you seem to be aware of). Since these trees originate from north eastern Australia, my suggestion is to find someone in WA who previously purchased seed and grew them. Ask nicely, offer something in exchange, or butter them up sufficiently to get them to part with one of theirs. These seeds can be difficult to germinate and may take a very long time, so a few seedlings may be quite precious to anyone who has them. I've tried germinating Santalum acuminatum, Elaeocarpus angustifolius (same thing as Elaeocarpus grandis), Elaeocarpus obovatus and Elaeocarpus reticulatus, without anything to show for it as yet. I can understand why there are more seeds for sale than seedlings.
Which "Quandong" are you after? Desert/dry (Santalum) or rainforest/sub-tropical (Elaeocarpus)? Can anyone help Marg out?
Best of luck in you search,
Brad
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Marg. says...
Hi Brad,
Seeds are easily available but at 69 they will take too long and are difficult to germinate. Wish I'd tried ages ago but we had too many other trees then.
I'm after Santalum spicatum and acuminatum as they are indienous to WA and Perth, ornamental, useful and we have lots of suitable plants for hosts.
Thanks for trying to assist.
Marg.
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Original Post was last edited: 14th September 2016 11:32am
kim14 says...
Hi Marg

Try Pablo - he has a stall at the Vic Park Farmers Market (East Vic Park). He was advertising some on gumtree not too long ago.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/victoria-park/plants/medicinal-rare-sacred-plants/1123540926
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15th September 2016 1:14am
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Marg. says...
Thanks Kim.
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Linton says...
Jenny Holder is also selling Quandong plants in Perth (City Beach). Currently for sale on Gumtree.

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/city-beach/plants/quangdong-native-peach-seedlings/1124237231


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kim14 says...
Hi Marg

Not sure if you saw the new ad on gumtree for cheap quandong plants:

http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/city-beach/plants/quangdong-native-peach-seedlings/1124237231

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Marg. says...
Thanks Kim.
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