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Botanical Name:Billardiera mutabilis
synonym:   Billardiera scandens
Common Name:apple berry , apple dumpling , apple dumplings , changeable flowered billardier , climbing apple berry , snot berry
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Climber / Scrambler / Creeper, Bird Attracting, Popular (bulk), Nature Strip, Indigenous Plant Use
Indigenous Plant Use:Fruit can be eaten raw when ripe or roasted when green.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
Twining climber with brown stems remaining in lower shrub level.
Foliage:Narrow elliptic soft green leaves, downy especially when new, edges wavy, 18-70 mm x 3-18 mm
Flowers:Single greenish-yellow bell shaped flowers to 25 mm. Fruit is an edible, light green berry. Flowers June-January.
Grows under established trees. Twining climber with brown stems remaining in lower shrub level. Useful for low trellis. Birds like the nectar & berries. Frost and snow tolerant.

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  5. NatureMapr (Canberra)
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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