Wallum Nurseries

Wallum NurNurseries - Growers of Australian Natives for Revegetation

Glochidion ferdinandi

Common Name: CHEESE TREE

Height: 20

Size: NT Premium

Habitat: Dry Rainforest

Price: $ 1.80

Product Description

Description: Grows as a woody shrub or small tree to 8 metres (26 ft), although occasionally reaching 30 metres (98 ft), with flaky brownish-grey bark. It has simple alternate-arranged elliptical leaves 3–10 centimetres (1.2–3.9 in) in length and 1.5–4 centimetres (0.59–1.57 in) wide; the species may be partly deciduous in winter. Flowering may occur at any time of year; the cheese tree has both single female and male flowers, which are found in groups of three. Both sexes are green-yellow, with the male flowers about 0.7 cm and the female 0.5 cm in diameter. The most notable feature are the small pumpkin-shaped fruit, which are green at first before turning shades of white and pink.

Pot size: 50mm Native Tube

Position: Full sun to dappled light

Uses: Informal screen, shade tree, soil binding

Maintenance: Average