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Common Name: Scrub Cherry
Tree growing in native habitat
Photograph by: Mark Marathon
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Exocarpos latifolius is a Evergreen Shrub
It has edible uses.
Australia - coastal regions of Northern Territory, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria.
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in this country. It is likely to require a light well-drained soil and a sunny sheltered position. It is a root parasite, we do not know which species it parasitizes.
Fruit stalk - sweet and palatable when fully ripe, astringent otherwise[
Seed - we have no information on this species but would recommend sowing the seed in the spring in a warm greenhouse in a pot that contains a suitable host. Sow a few seeds in each pot. Once the seeds have germinated, grow on the plants in the greenhouse for at least their first winter before planting them out by the roots of a mature suitable host.