Diploglottis campbellii is a beautiful dense, shade ornamental tree, with large delicious tangy/tart orange fruits. It’s actually a rare, endangered species, growing sparsely in the northern NSW region, although available at nurseries for purchase. So definitely worth growing.

Eating

The fresh fruit can be tart, but it’s stunning as a jam, jelly or sauce.

Growing

Flowers from November to January, turning into bulbs between February and April, which then burst open to show the bright orange fruits. The peak fruiting period is typically late Feb, early March.

A large straight tree, with grey-brown bark, that can grow to 7-8 metres and higher, with a beautiful spreading leaf crown.

It prefers part-shade, so it’s good on the edge of the rainforest.

Credits

https://tuckerbush.com.au/small-leaved-tamarind-diploglottis-campbellii

Appearance

Type: Tree
Height: Tall
Leaf Size: Large
Foliage: Evergreen
Permanence: Perennial

Functions

Bush Tucker: Yes
Edible Flower:
Uses: Jam
Fire Retardant:
Interest: High

Growing

Climate Zone: Subtropical
Planting Season: Spring
Harvesting Season: Summer
Sun/Shade: Shade
Soil: Well Drained
Frost Tolerant: A Little
Time to Maturity: 3-4yrs
Watering Preference: Moderate