An evergreen, Australian rainforest tree with attractive foliage and edible fruit.
FEATURES: A small to medium sized tree with large, dark green, leathery, divided leaves. The new foliage, produced throughout the year, is vivid pink. Pendulous clusters of reddish-brown flowers are followered by purple, edible fruit, resembling small plums, which ripen in late Summer.
FOR BEST RESULTS: Protect young pants from hot sun and strong winds. Avoid frost and poorly drained soils. .
PLANTING IDEAS AND USES:
• fruit can be made into a delicious, dark red jam
• suitable for containers
• good indoor plant when young
• decorative specimen shrub, especially when planted with other rainforest plants