Peanut Butter Tree

Bunchosia glandulifera

Peanut Butter Fruit

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This attractive tree has clusters of yellow flowers that are followed by an abundance of dark red fruit to around 2.5cm long. The rich, sweet flesh has a texture similar to peanut butter. The fruit can be eaten fresh or made into milk shakes.

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Specifications of Peanut Butter Tree

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September

Extra Information

Peanut Butter Tree

Peanut Butter Tree Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

★★★★ 2y ago


Fun to grow and the fruit does taste like peanut butter. I suspect this species is chill sensitive as it becomes chlorotic in winter once the night temps are less than about 8C - followed by bright sunny days. It recovers perfectly fine in spring so I ...

★★★★ 2y ago

COMO, WA, Australia

I have over a dozen of these growing (in two different places in Perth). Bought six from Daleys in 2017 which are all between 120 and 200 cm tall in 100 L planter bags. All are currently flowering but only a few fruits have set. The plants which are gr...

Peter Giovanni Sangcap
3y ago

Bacolod City, PHILS

Peanut Butter Tree

Our peanut butter tree has grown healthy and it attracts birds and bats. Seedlings grown from its base from fallen fruits.

Chris Gueho
6y ago

Atherton, QLD, Australia

Peanut Butter Tree

Planted mine just over 18mts ago,rapid growth and first crop was huge with well over 200 fruit!!! Did not fertilize must be climate & rich volcanic soil

★★★ 7y ago

COBURG, VIC, Australia

Tends to lose leaves if not sheltered from wind or if cold.  Needs a decent amount of water.

Elizbaeth Woods
7y ago

Pallara, Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Peanut Butter Tree

Love this tree and the fruit. Can be pruned to a shortish shrub size with no ill effects. Interested to know how to get its seeds to sprout?

8y ago

Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Peanut Butter Tree

Mine looks to have an iron deficiency so maybee they like acidic soils. i will lower the pH with ag sulphur and see what happens.

Min Taylor
8y ago

Rosevale, QLD, Australia

Peanut Butter Tree

Love this tree. Very pretty and can stand cold, windy, exposed sites. Unusual tasting fruit. Sweet but pasty. Takes a while to get used to but very yummy. Sweet,delicate and best eaten straight off the tree as soon as it turns red.

Anthony Florence
9y ago

Townsville, QLD, Australia

Peanut Butter Tree

Planted 3 years ago on well drained slope and has been fruiting since December. Still flowering and fruiting in March with constant supply of ripe fruit. Note that flowers dropped last season without fruiting, but lots this season.

★★★★ 10y ago


I really like the idea of fruit which is interesting and unusual - and peanut butter fruit is definately that. This plant has grown more than any others I have - it is doing really well

★★★★ 11y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

Native bush tucker tree. Purchased from the Nambour Garden Show.

★★★★ 11y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Beautiful looking shrub with tasty, interesing little fruits.  

★★★ 11y ago


Bunchosia.  Bought at Flower Power, Daley's Tree Nursery.  Tip - Doesn't like wet feet. 

★★★ 11y ago

WALLARAH, NSW, Australia

New arrival this year

Helen Shaw
11y ago

Kenmore Brisbane, QLD

Peanut Butter Tree

This is not a tip but a question. Does anyone know why a lot of flowerbuds fall off without opening? Hundreds of mine have dropped off and only now some flowers are opening and the fruits are starting to form.

★★★ 12y ago

Rangeville, QLD, Australia

Still in it's pot, and suffered from insect attact.  Probably snails, almost defoliated it, but it's on the way back.  There were flowers when I received it and I got a couple of fruit off it  before winter.  It needs to find a home in the ground b...

12y ago

Rydalmere, NSW, Australia

was not a very happy tree to begin with ,did not do well in the garden then i transfered to hot house but it did not survived

David White
12y ago

West Ryde Sydney, NSW, Australia, Australia

Peanut Butter Tree - Bunchosia

Easy to grow shrub / small tree. Likes good drainage and organic fertiliser. Plenty of water in the growing season. Flowers Spring through to Summer. Seeds / nuts are green at first, then colour up when ripe in late Summer. Tasty snack!

13y ago

Hervey Bay, QLD, Australia

Peanut Butter Tree - Bunchosia

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