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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Billardiera mutabilis 
Common Name:apple berry  , apple dumpling  , apple dumplings  , changeable flowered billardier  , climbing apple berry  , snot berry 
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Climber / Scrambler / Creeper, Bird Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use
Indigenous Plant Use:Fruit can be eaten raw when ripe or roasted when green.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
Twining climber with brown stems remaining in lower shrub level.
Foliage:Narrow elliptic soft green leaves, downy especially when new, edges wavy, 18-70 mm x 3-18 mm
Flowers:Single greenish-yellow bell shaped flowers to 25 mm. Fruit is an edible, light green berry. Flowers June-January.
Grows under established trees. Twining climber with brown stems remaining in lower shrub level. Useful for low trellis. Birds like the nectar & berries. Frost and snow tolerant.

  1. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us) 
  2. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos) 
  3. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  4. NatureMapr (Canberra) 
  5. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical) 

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