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    Does anyone near Adelaide know where I can find a native apricot either for sale or where I can take a cutting from? All the trees I remember picking fruit from when I was a kid, seem to have been cut down 🙁

    Judi BJudi B

    Is your Native Apricot …..Pittosporum phylliraeoides?

    It’s just that common names can be confusing, if so that is the one they call Gumbi Gumbi which is being used to treat some cancers, skin disorders, a tonic for colds and flu and treating cramps and pain.

    There were a few for sale up here at the markets bit pricey for me.


    I don’t know where to buy one, but it grows around here…

    Pittosporum phylliraeoides is among the herbarium species collected by my son when he was studying horticulture at Roseworthy TAFE. Perhaps you could contact the staff there and find out where to find a plant. (Roseworthy is about 1hr drive north of Adelaide… just north of gawler.)


    Thanks guys.

    Apparently the Waite Arboretum has a few specimens growing. Will contact them to see if they’ll give me a cutting 😀

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