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Muntries

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Kevin Sparrow
Kunzea pomifera

An easy to grow attractive groundcover that has petite bright green leaves, small white flowers in spring followed by clusters of green berries that turn purplish/red as they ripen. The berries, that taste like spiced apples and have a higher antioxident level than blueberries, were used as an indigenous food source and are now being produced as a bush food known as 'Muntires'. This groundcover is recommended for exposed coastal locations, in full sun or part shade, is excellent for embankments and sand stabilisation, suppresses weeds and can also be grown in pots. It fruits from year two to three onwards, attracts birds, bees and insects and provides habitat for lizards. 

Type: 
Groundcover
Height: 
0 - 0.5m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Spring
Light: 
Sun
Water Requirement: 
Low
Tolerates: 
Sandy Soil
Full Coastal Exposure
Some Coastal Exposure
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Nectar and Pollen
Birds
Lizard Habitat
Plant Origin: 
Native
Natural Occurence: 
Vic/SA
Bush Tucker Plant: 
Yes

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