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Gardening with
Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
of Common Weeds

Botanical Name:Solanum aviculare 
Common Name:Kangaroo Apple  , pam plum 
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Tall Shrub (2 to 6 m), Bee Attracting, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use
Indigenous Plant Use:Has berries which are poisonous while green, but edible once orange.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly
Full Sun, Shade
Moist, Well Drained
1-4 m x 1-4 m
Foliage:Dark green lobed or entire broad elliptic leaves, 15-30 cm long, on long stalks. 3-11 deeply cut lobes 1-10 cm x 5-20 mm. Leaves often at ends of branches.
Flowers:Axillary clusters of up to 10 flat star-shaped violet flowers to 40 mm across, flower lobes pointed. September to February. Egg-shaped, edible orange-red berry, green and poisonous when immature.
Erect spreading woody shrub with angular branches.  Fast growing, short lived plant which will grow in sun but prefers some shade.  Requires pruning.  Birds like the fruit.
  1. Whitehorse Council information 
  2. Yarra Ranges Council 
  3. Australian Plant Society (NSW) 
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  5. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA) 

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