Kangaroo Apple

Scientific NameSolanum aviculare
Size and formA dark green shrub 1-4m high and 1-4m wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitPurple, star-shaped and deeply lobed flowers with yellow centres occur from September to February. Fruit is a bright red-orange berry. Leaves are dark green and lobed in various ways. Lighter green leaf venation is very distinct.
Growing conditionsColonises disturbed or burnt areas. Suitable for well drained soils in full-sun to full-shade positions. Fast growing.