White Aspen (also called Yellow Wood or Pigeon Berry) is a rainforest tree producing edible bush food fruits with a strong citrus flavour and honey notes.
White Aspen fruits are white in colour and grow up to 1cm in diameter. They have a crisp texture and an aromatic lemon/orange flavour with hints of eucalyptus and honey.
Small white flowers appear from Summer to early Autumn, followed by pale green berries in Winter that turn white then yellow as they mature. White Aspen is an easy harvest — fruit falls right off the branch when ripe.
White Aspen is a subtropical evergreen that prefers full sun, shelter from strong winds, and rich soils that retain moisture but drain freely.
In rainforest conditions, White Aspen grows to 12-15m in height and 4-8m in width, but expect it to reach half this size in a backyard garden. With adequate care and pruning, you can easily grow it as a screen, a hedge or as an edible balcony plant in a large pot.
Host plant for Papilio aegeus (Orchard or Citrus Swallowtail Butterfly).
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