2 years to reach maturity
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Kangaroo Apple Overview
Solanum laciniatum is a large evergreen shrub that can reach 3m or more in height, with a spread of around 2m. It has mid green, lance-shaped or pinnately lobed leaves and produces light purple-light blue flowers in summer. Flowers measure around 5cm across and have roughly triangular petals. Flowers develop into orange-yellow coloured, egg-shaped fruits in winter.
Common problems with Kangaroo Apple
Can be attacked by red spider mite and aphids. It can also suffer from grey moulds.
How to propagate Kangaroo Apple
Take semi ripe cuttings.