Davidson's Plum

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Davidson's Plum (Davidsonia Pruriens)

This slender-trunked tree with blue-black, plum-like berries is a popular bush tucker plant in Australia. The fruit is quite tart, but makes delicious jam, sauces and desserts. But it’s the way the fruit forms that makes this tree so interesting – it develops as clusters along the main trunk, making it quite an out-of-this-world feature. The plant can be planted in a pot.

Davidson plums are a rich source of anthocyanins, most of which are found in the pigmented skin of the fruit. Anthocyanins provide antioxidant-like properties to protect the cells from free radical damage and reduce inflammation. The fruits are also an excellent source of vitamin C to strengthen the immune system, potassium to balance fluid levels within the body, and contain calcium, zinc, vitamin E, copper, and iron. In addition to vitamins and minerals, Davidson plums include lutein, a carotenoid that assists in maintaining eye health.

Davidson plums have a versatile flavour that can be incorporated into savoury or sweet dishes, and the fruit’s ruby-coloured flesh imparts a dramatic hue to sauces. The fruits can be used in recipes similar to rhubarb, cranberries, or other naturally acidic fruits.

Plant Care  

  • Soil: Prefers rich, well-drained acidic soil.
  • Watering: Needs consistent moisture; water regularly during dry periods.
  • Temperature: Best between 15°C and 25°C, with high humidity.
  • Light: Best in partial shade or filtered sunlight.
  • Fertilising: Use a low-phosphorus, high-potassium fertilizer annually.
  • Pruning: Minimal required; remove dead or diseased branches.
  • Mulching: Heavy mulching to retain soil moisture and suppress weeds.
  • Pest Control: Watch for fruit flies and caterpillars; manage with eco-friendly options.
  • Flowering and Fruiting: Produces small, pink flowers followed by dark purple, almost black fruits.
  • Potting: Can be grown in containers; ensure adequate space and moisture retention.
  • Feeding Regime: Light annual feeding with appropriate fertilizers to support fruit production.

We ship our plants and garden supplies throughout New Zealand. Due to the increased costs of shipping and packaging, we now apply a minimal delivery charge. After offering free shipping for three consecutive years, we find it necessary to adjust this policy to align with current market conditions. However, we have lowered our prices to help offset this change.

Please note, we do not ship plants or garden supplies internationally from New Zealand. We do export plants and tissue culture materials from our overseas nursery, which requires a minimum order. Please contact us at hello@exoticanz.com to discuss your specific requirements.

Shipping (per plant)
Auckland & Northland: $20
Rest of North Island: $25
South Island: $35
Rural Address: Additional $5

Shipping Garden Supplies
Auckland & Northland: $10
Rest of North Island: $15
South Island: $20
Rural Address: Additional $5


  • Our plants are available for shipment throughout the year, depending on stock levels. Typical delivery times range from 5 to 7 business days, although they can take up to 10 business days depending on the destination.
  • We take extra care in packaging; most of our plants are secured in bespoke inserts and shipped in individual boxes to ensure they arrive undamaged.
  • Deliveries are scheduled once a week, typically on Monday. If you place your order over the weekend, we aim to dispatch your plants on the following Monday. This scheduling allows our team to prepare your order thoroughly and ensures the courier has sufficient time to deliver your plants safely, avoiding any unnecessary delays over the weekend.
  • All orders are shipped via courier track and trace service (not signature required)
  • We cannot deliver to PO Box addresses.
  • If you have a rural address, please contact us beforehand to discuss the best delivery options and avoid any potential issues.

Additional Delivery Information

  • We dispatch our plants year-round, as most are shipped with soil. During the winter months, we closely monitor weather conditions and may temporarily delay shipments if the weather is particularly severe. Our packing process includes adding insulation when necessary to protect the plants against temperature extremes.
  • In summer, we ensure that plants are thoroughly watered before they leave our nursery. Occasionally, we may need to ship plants bare-rooted, particularly when they cannot be comfortably re-potted into smaller packaging for shipping. We will always discuss this with you in advance if your plant needs to be shipped in this manner.
  • It's important to note that shipping can be a stressful experience for plants, often due to spending several days in a dark, confined space. While most plants withstand this with little to no stress, some may experience leaf drop. However, they generally recover quickly with some additional care, including proper watering and gradual reintroduction to light after arrival.

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Davidson's Plum Plant
Davidson's Plum Plant
Davidson's Plum Plant

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
diane lockie
Davidson's plum

Great plant,good size,look forward to seeing it grow.

Fiona Petchey
Davidson’s Plum

Very healthy tree. Well boxed. Excellent service

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