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Billardiera mutabilis

Common Apple-berry, Apple Dumpling

Twining climber with brown stems remaining in lower shrub level.

Additional information

  • SynonymBillardiera scandens var. scandens
  • FamilyPittosporaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • SizeLight twiner
  • Plant groupingClimbers & creepers
  • LeavesNarrow elliptic soft green leaves, downy especially when new, edges wavy, 18-70 mm x 3-18 mm..
  • Flower colourYellow-green
  • Flowering timeJune to January
  • FlowersSingle bell-shaped flowers to 25 mm. Fruit is an edible, light green berry.
  • Bird attractingNectar, berries
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsWell drained dry to moist soils, common in forests. Frost and snow tolerant. Full sun, dappled and semi shade.
  • Garden useDelightful light climber for growing under established trees. Useful for low trellis.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusWidespread within the Shire
  • Aboriginal Use Food - berry
Photographer/s: 1, 2, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 3 Peter Kinchington ©

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  • 07 Mountain Grey Gum Damp Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 29)
  • 22 Silver-leaf Stringybark Heathy Woodland (EVC 48)
  • 08 Mountain Grey Gum Damp Forest – Dandenongs (EVC 29)
  • 26 Red Stringybark Grassy Dry Forest - Middle Yarra (EVC 22)
  • 11 Manna Gum Riparian Forest - Central Highlands (EVC 18)
  • 27 Red Stringybark Grassy Dry Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 22)
  • 12 Manna Gum Riparian Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 18)
  • 29 Green Scentbark Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 13 Manna Gum Riparian Forest - Upper Yarra (EVC 18)
  • 30 Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
  • 15 Scented Paperbark Riparian Thicket - Middle & Upper Yarra (EVC 59)
  • 31 Candlebark Grassy Forest (EVC 128)
  • 16 Messmate Shrubby Foothill Forest Central Highlands/UpperYarra (EVC 45)
  • 32 Silvertop Ash Shrubby Foothill Forest (EVC 45)
  • 17 Messmate Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 33 Mountain Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
  • 18 Messmate Shrubby Foothill Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 45)
  • 36 Scented Paperbark Riparian Thicket – Central Highlands (EVC 59)
  • 19 Long-leaf Box Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 37 Yarra Gum Grassy Woodland (EVC 175)
  • 20 Messmate Lowland Forest (EVC 16)
  • 38 Yellow Box Valley Grassy Forest – Middle Yarra (EVC 47)
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