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Davidson Plum Plant - Large

2-3 Years Old / Seedling / 60-80cm Height / 200mm Pot
$50.00

Have a small garden, but want to grow your own native Australian bushfood? Davidson Plums offer a taste of Australia’s amazing flavours and are the perfect fit for narrow spaces and a compact urban setting. 

Known as ooray, Queensland Davidson Plums (Davidsonia pruriens) are a tall, slender native Australian rainforest tree found in Queensland and Northern New South Wales. It has a dense crown of large, glossy green leaves that are concentrated at the top of the trunk, giving the tree an attractive palm-like appearance. In the wild, ooray can grow up to 10m in the wild, but typically reaches 4 – 8m in gardens.

This ornamental tree is a popular bush tucker plant, as the unique and distinctive fruit is packed with beneficial antioxidants. The plums have dark blue/purple skin with a vibrant magenta flesh and grow in clusters directly off the trunk. The fruit is very tart and works well in both savoury and sweet products, particularly sauces, jams, jellies, cordials and ice cream.

Details

This category of Queensland Davidson Plum tree is grown from seed, 2 - 3 years old, and 60 – 80cm in height. Trees will come in 150 – 200mm pots.

We provide a live plant guarantee. We will accept replacements or refunds for plants that are damaged or have died in transit. Claims must be made within 24 hours of receipt of shipment. See the FAQs section on how to make a claim.  

Please note: Plant photos are reference images only. There will be variations depending on the season and there may be differences in colour, size and shape.

Plant Info

Botanical Name: Davidsonia pruriens

Plant Type: Small to medium evergreen tree.

Foliage: Large, drooping glossy green leaves.

Mature Height: 5 – 10m 

Climate: Warm temperate, sub-tropical, tropical.

Position: Full sun to part shade with protection from strong winds and afternoon sun in hot climates.

Frost Tolerance: No

Drought Tolerance: Mature trees are drought tolerant.

Soil: Moist, well-drained, enriched with plenty of organic matter.

Water: Water regularly, especially if you aren’t in a high rainfall area.

Fertiliser: Organic, slow-release native fertiliser when flowering and fruiting.

Flowering: Pendulous sprays of reddish-brown flowers appear along the trunk from November to February.

Fruiting: February to May, extending through to August in some years.

Storage: Whole, unwashed Davidson Plum fruit should be kept at room temperature until ripe, sometimes taking up to one week to soften. Once ripe, the fruits can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days. The fruits can also be frozen for extended use. 

Pots: Suitable for large pots.

Care Guide

CLICK HERE for a comprehensive guide on caring for your Davidson Plum tree, including planting, watering, fertilising, pruning, harvesting, and more.

Uses

Davidson Plums are a medium-sized, ornamental tree with a slender palm-like silhouette and perfect for narrow spaces or as a central feature/shade tree.

The fruit is a great addition to impart a tart, sour flavour in cooking and can be used in a range of sweet and savoury dishes, such as:

  • Jams
  • Jellies
  • Cakes
  • Ice cream
  • Yoghurt
  • Sauces
  • Dressings
  • Marinades
  • Cordials
  • Beverages
FAQs

I live in a cold climate. Can I still grow Davidson Plums?

Davidson Plums prefer warmer climate zones, but will tolerate cooler regions if protected from frost. They can even be brought indoors, provided there is adequate light.

How long will it take to fruit?

Davidson Plums take 3 – 4 years to produce fruit, depending on the growing conditions.

My plant arrived damaged/dead. Can I get a refund?

We have a strict 24-hour return policy for all live plant products.

We will take the utmost care preparing your plant for transit. However, if your plant arrives damaged or dead, please get in contact with us.

To be eligible for a refund or replacement you must send a photo to info@bushharvestco.com within 24 hours of receiving your plant(s) including a description of the damage. 

Why doesn’t my plant look exactly like the one in the pictures?

As a condition of purchase, you accept that the plant shown in the image is not the same plant you will receive. These are reference images and there may be variations in size, colour and shape. We do not accept returns or refunds for plants that are not identical to the one pictured.

Delivery

We endeavour to fulfil orders as quickly as possible. Orders are typically dispatched within 2 – 3 business days (excluding weekends and holidays). For live plant orders, we will avoid shipping just before weekends or holidays to avoid delays in transit.

There is a flat rate shipping fee of $30 for a single plant. Then, $20 per extra plant.

Due to biosecurity laws, we are unable to ship live plants to Western Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory or internationally. If your delivery address is in one of these areas, you will not be able to complete your order.

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Nic Ruscoe (Queensland, Australia)
Very healthy plants

We ordered our plants from Bush Harvest Co and couldn’t be happier. The plants arrived well packaged and cared for. We followed Bush Harvest Co “how to” on taking care of the plants when they arrived. After a short period of acclimation the plants are now thriving and it won’t be long before they will be planted for them to flourish into trees.
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