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Native Blue Tongue

Native Blue Tongue

Melastoma malabathricum subsp. Malabathricum

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Plant Details
Why we love this plant!

Expected Height Range:

2 m - 3 m

Spread Range:

1 m - 1.5 m

Preferred positioning:

Partial shade

Common uses:

Edible, Decorative fruit, Specimen plant, and Flower garden

Flower Season/s:

Summer and Spring

Flower Colour/s:

Plant life cycle:



A plant of the Wallum Woodlands and Wet Eucalyptus Forests.

A rounded shrub that grows to 2m high with beautiful lilac flowers to five cm across, flowering from Spring to Autumn. It has attractive rough textured leaves, and purple stems, making it an ideal feature plant that can be pruned if required. The fruit is edible and can stain the mouth, hence the common name given.

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Plants cannot be exchanged for change of mind so we recommend checking the botanical name and detailed plant information, as common names can vary and be location-specific.