Eupomatia laurina – Bolwarra

A spreading large shrub to small tree with large glossy green leaves and interesting cream flowers in spring and summer. The flowers have a sweet and fruity perfume, and are followed by edible fruit with a creamy pulp and many seeds like a guava. They are ripe when they are soft to squeeze, and can be eaten raw or made into jam and jellies. The fruit can also be dried and crushed to use as a flavouring.
It is a tropical to subtropical rainforest plant, but can easily be grown in any frost free area. It grows to around 3-8 metres tall, but some specimens can be larger still. It responds well to pruning if you wish to keep it to a smaller size, and can also be grown in a large tub or container which will also limit how tall it will grow. It can have more than one trunk, and the handsome glossy foliage will have red-bronze colouring in cooler weather. Grow in sun or shade, and does well in most soils. Mulch well to keep the soil moist and to deter weeds.
The bark was used for making fishing lines.

Family : Eupomatiaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small tree, Large shrub
Width : 5
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Edible, Street tree, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Eupomatia laurina
Common Name : Bolwarra
Height : 8
Flower Color : Cream
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan :
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Seed eating birds, Butterflies, Mammals