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10 Kangaroo apple Native Garden Plants Bush Tucker Fruit Herb Solanum laciniatum











 Not for Western Australia or Tasmania & Northern Territory. 


The young plant in the bottom left of the collage directly above shows a plant that is 15 to 25cm tall.
The plants you will receive in this listing will be approximately the same size.
They will be in individual 40 by 80mm pots, will have established roots and will be ready to plant into your garden

Kangaroo Apple
Solanum laciniatum

Hardy Australian native shrubs.
This perennial variety of Australian native is part of the
Solanaceae family, which includes plants such as the potato, tomato, tobacco and eggplants.

As is common to fruits from plants within the broad family of solanums, the fruit is toxic until properly ripe.

Before eating its fruit, please do the appropriate research on the many Australian bush tucker bushfood sites now available on the internet

Frost resistant to minus 6

They will grow to an approximate height of 3 to 4 metres high and wide

They are a fast growing variety that is tolerant of poor soils and hard conditions.

The yellow to orange fruit is usually 20 to 30mm long and is borne spring to summer.

The deep green leaves commonly come in two shapes on the one bush being either lanced or multi fingered.

The young lanced leaves usually mature into 3 to 5 pronged leaves hence the name Kangaroo apple in regards to its resemblance to a kangaroo paw/foot?

Drought-tolerant; Great for xeriscaping
Also great for containers, edging, bank plantings containers, borders, screens, soil erosion control etc

They will also work well as a understorey plant as they will toerate up to 3/4 to medium shade.

Will grow in full sun to medium shade. For better looking plants, please do not grow in positions that receive full afternoon sun in summer.

It has the large masses of  light lilac five petaled flowers

They attract birds to your garden.

 Once established this variety will handle long periods with out rain but it will also grow well in quite wet conditions.

A light prune after flowering will ensure a tighter, more compact form.

Plant Pick up also available from our retail nursery.

7 days per week. 

Plantinspirations Online & Retail Nursery:           
2c Holts lane
Bacchus Marsh 3340

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Sun 10am-3pm 

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