Fast-growing thorny, nitrogen-fixing shrub growing to 6m tall, with extremely nutritious orange fruit in autumn. Suited to most soils. Full sun. Frost hardy. Wind tolerant but not recommended for coastal areas. Good pioneer species for establishing orchards/forest gardens. Ornamental in winter when orange fruit linger on the plant. Male and females required for fruiting. Fruit is high in vitamins A, C & E and flavanoids, and can be used for making juice, tea, wine, jam and medicinal tonic. A decoction of the fruit can be used as a wash to treat skin irritations and cosmetically in face masks etc. Useful for dense, stock-proof hedging and hard durable timber for fine carpentry or firewood. Both yellow and black dyes can be obtained. Good chook forage and shelter.
Size PB8. Approx height 150cm. Price $30 each or 4 for $100. Unsexed plants only, available again from autumn 2016. Waiting list applies, please reserve your plants asap by email. Now taking orders for 2017.