Wombat Berry produces plenty of showy orange berries that fruit eating birds absolutely love. The berries have a little aril which is edible and very tasty.
The tubers can be eaten, and you should take care not to disturb the main tuber, instead harvest the ones growing around it. They may be eaten raw, providing a delicious crisp snack. The tuberous roots are often popular with Native mammals such as wombats.
Wombat berry is moderately fast growing but not excessively vigorous which is handy as it's unlikely to smother other plants.
Eustrephus latifolius is an adaptable plant that thrives in sun or partial shade. It can tolerate extended periods of dryness once established. Wombat berry will grow in most soil types and even tolerates light frost.
Plant approx. 5mm deep, in well draining soil. If you intend on harvesting the tubers, best to plant in a raised garden bed for easy access come harvest time.
10 seeds per packet