Genus Species: Solanum aviculare
Common / Product Name: Red Fruited Kangaroo Apple
Habit: LARGE SHRUB (LS)
Height x Width: 2 – 3m x 2 – 3m
Pruning: None Light
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Adaptable
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring / ends: Summer
Flower Colour: Purple
Irrigation: No watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions. Will require water over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Frost hardy, tolerates temperatures as low as -6°C.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.