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White Aspen

White Aspen

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Aspen - White
A small to medium rainforest tree with striking bright white fruit that is produced during winter. A good food source for birds and can be eaten by humans. Fruits have a orange flavour with a pleasant aromatic peppery flavour.

Specifications of Aspen - White

Preferred ClimateSubtropical, Warm Temperate

Grown FromSeedling

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)5-10m

Plants required to Pollinate1 (Self Pollinating)

Can it Handle Frosts?Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter?All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water RequirementsModerate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest5+ Years

Sun or ShadeFull (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil TypeGood Drainage

Soil pHNeutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest MonthsJuly, August, September

White Aspen (also called Yellow Wood or Pigeon Berry) is a rainforest tree producing edible bushfood fruits with a strong citrus flavour and honey notes. It’s endemic to the Daintree region in Queensland, but will grow as far south as Sydney.

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. Enjoy them fresh on their own, or add them to salads and side dishes. Cooked, they go well with seafood or poultry, and can be made into preserves, jams, syrups, cakes, sauces, juices and cocktails.

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 — fruits fall right off the branch when ripe. But keep a close watch on these berries, as they are much loved by many native birds, such as the pied currawong, blue-faced honeyeater, green catbird, wompoo fruit dove, satin bowerbird and white-headed pigeon.

White Aspen is a subtropical evergreen that prefers full sun, shelter from strong winds, and rich soils that retain moisture but drain freely. With its dense, dark, leathery green foliage, it’s both a delicious edible and an attractive ornamental.

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.

How to care for your fruit tree

When you receive your fruit trees please unpackage them as soon as possible and give them some water. It is normal for some of the fruit trees to wilt slightly in transit but they will revive quickly with care. Please water your trees everyday.

Planting Instructions:

In a pot: If you are planting your fruit tree in a pot long term we recommend using a 3-50 litre pot . Use premim potting mix or rich garden soil, place a saucer under the pot and grass clippings or mulch around the tree to help the tree retain moisture. Water every 1-2 days continually.

In the ground: Dig a hole 2 times larger than the size of the pot or bag the tree is currently in. Squeeze the pot to loosen the root system before planting. Water well and add mulch or grass clipping around the tree. Water daily for the first year and then after that the tree should be able to sourse its own water through its root system, but continue to observe the tree and water if necessary.

Wait 1 month after planting before fertilising to avoid burning the roots.

Special care instructions for lychee, avocado and bananas, please see the product description for each tree.

Fertiliser: Fertilise your trees once a year in springtime following the correct instructions on the packet.

Pruning: Pruning your tree ecourages new gowth and a bushier growth habit. At the end of summer we recommend pruning the tips of the tree branches by 2-3cms or you can prune the tree to a desired shape.

If you have any care questions please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.


Shipping Costs:

Brisbane and Gold Coast Metro Suburbs: Free Shipping

Other Areas QLD: Shipping costs may apply based on your location and the number of trees purchased. If there are any additional shipping fees you will be contacted after you purchase and given the option of a refund if you desire.

Other Areas: NSW, ACT, VIC and SA. $30 per order or free shipping if you buy 4 or more trees.

Please allow 7-10 business days for your order to be packed and sent.

If you find a tree you would like to purchase we recommend doing so promptly as often our stock sells out shortly after being listed and then wont be available again until our next re-stock. 

Our maximum box size is 1.06m. Some trees may need to be trimmed to fit into the packaging, this does not damage the tree, it encourages the tree to grow new branches and become bushier. 

You may not be sent the exact tree pictures on the website but it I’ll be very similar in size and height. All of our trees are grown outside in the sun, so they are fully accustomed to Queensland weather conditions. Due to that, the trees may have minor leaf imperfections from the sun, but the overall health of the trees is superb. 

Orders are shipped by courier and usually take 1-3 business days if you are in Brisbane or the Gold Coast and other Metro areas or up to 3 weeks for other locations. Plants are packaged carefully with water in the packaging.

Please follow all care instructions for your tree/s as outlined on the website in the product description of each tree. MOST IMPORTANT IS WATERING YOUR TREE EVERYDAY (preferably in the morning).

If there are any issues when your package arrives please contact us via email at for a promt reply.

Return policy

At Fruitopia Nursery we love plants and we want you to love your plants too, so if there are any issues with your purchase, we’re here to help. Please carefully follow all care instructions for your new plants, paying particular attention to their watering requirements.

If you are unhappy with your purchase in anyway please contact us by email and we will do our very best to resolve the situation. 

Depending on the problem we will be happy to offer a refund, partial refund or exchange at our sole discretion. 

If your goods are damaged on arrival, please take a photo and contact us immediately via email so that we can follow up the matter with the delivery company.

Please do not post plants back without first contacting us via email

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