Edible yellowish/green fruit, turning reddish/black when ripe in Apr – July.
A useful shade tree for larger gardens.
Propagate from fresh seed, removed from the flesh. Germination is slow, taking up to a year.
Ebible fruit. The trunk provides a home for spiders and insects. Fruit eaten by Topknot pigeons, currawongs and Wompoo fruit doves. The timber turns black and closely resembles ebony.
Host plant for larvae of Bright Forest-blue (Pseudodipsas cephenes).
Foliage (undersides) Photo: Robert Whyte
Other common names include: Grey persimmon/plum, clustered persimmon, ebony, longtom, black myrtle
Foliage (uppersides) Photo: Robert Whyte