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Davidson's plum is a small to medium sized rainforest tree from North Queensland. It bears edible, sour, dark burgundy fruit that grow in clusters along the stem. It has large compound leaves, and the new growth is red. The fruit can be made into jams and jellies, used in sauces, and is high in antioxidants.
Davidson's plum can be grown in shaded positions as well as full sun, and can also be used as an indoor plant when young. It is tall and slender, so can fit into narrow places. It prefers moist and fertile soils, but is tolerant of poorer soils. It is troubled by few pests and diseases.
The fruit drops from the tree when ripe. It has a rich, tangy taste, and an intense colour.
Flower colour: not specified
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 4 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: not specified
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Insects.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.