Davidsonia jerseyana – Davidsons Plum

Davidson’s plum is a small to medium sized rainforest tree from the northern NSW coast. 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 both sweet and savoury 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, around December-January. It has a rich, tangy taste, and an intense colour.

Family : Cunoniaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Column-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Edible, Street tree, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Davidsonia jerseyana
Common Name : Davidson's Plum
Height : 5
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Seed eating birds, Other insects