Fruit Trees for Growing in Brisbane

When selecting fruit trees, it’s important to choose plants that match your climate. Luckily we have made that part easy. At Ladybird Fruit Tree Nursery, we grow a wide range of subtropical fruit trees that are suitable for growing in Brisbane area.

Name Height x Width Fruits after Pots/Ground^ Evergreen Self-pollinating
Abiu (Caramel fruit) 3-5m x 2-3m 2-3 yrs Best in Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Achacha ‘Honey Kiss’ 10m x 8m 5+years Best in Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Apple
Dorsett Golden (Dwarf) 3m x 2m * 1-2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Deciduous 2 plants required
Tropical Anna (Dwarf) 3m x 2m * 1-2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Deciduous 2 plants required
Tropic Sweet (Dwarf) 3m x 2m * 1-2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Deciduous 2 plants required
Avocado
Choquette (A) 7m x 7m plus 2 yrs Best in Ground Evergreen Partly
Hass (A) 7m x 7m plus 2 yrs Best in Ground Evergreen Partly
Lamb Hass(A) Semi-Dwarf 5m x 3m * 2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Partly
Linda (B) 7m x 7m plus 2 yrs Best in Ground Evergreen Partly
Pinkerton (A) Dwarf 4m x 4m * 2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Partly
Reed (A) 7m x 7m plus 2 yrs Best in Ground Evergreen Partly
Rincon (A) Dwarf 2.5m x 2.5m * 2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Partly
Sharwill (B) 7m x 7m plus 2 yrs Best in Ground Evergreen Partly
Sheppard (B) Dwarf 4m x 4m 2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Partly
Wurtz (A) Dwarf 3m x 3m * 2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Partly
Babaco 3-4m x 2m * 1 yr Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Banana
Cavendish 3m x 3m 1 yr Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Dwarf Cavendish 2m x 1m 1 yr Best in Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Lady Finger 4-5m x 4-5m 1 yr Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Gold Finger 4-5m x 4-5m 1 yr Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Red Dacca 3-4m x 3-4m 1 yr Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Dwarf Red Dacca 2-3m x 2-3m 1 yr Best in Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Blue Java 3m x 3m 1 yr Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Berry Plants
Blackberry 1m x 2m 1-2 yrs Pots/Ground Partly evergreen Self-pollinating
Elderberry 1m x 2m 1-2 yrs Pots/Ground Partly evergreen Self-pollinating
Goji Berry 1m x 2m Under 1 yr Pots/Ground Partly evergreen Self-pollinating
Gooseberry 1m x 2m Under 1 yr Pots/Ground Partly evergreen Self-pollinating
Loganberry 1m x 2m 1-2 yrs Pots/Ground Partly evergreen Self-pollinating
Raspberry 1m x 2m 1-2 yrs Pots/Ground Partly evergreen Self-pollinating
Blueberry Plants
Biloxi 1m x 1m 1 yr Pots/Ground Partly evergreen 2+ plants beneficial
Brightwell 1m x 1m 1 yr Pots/Ground Partly evergreen 2+ plants beneficial
Burst® 1m x 1m 1 yr Pots/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Gulf Coast 1m x 1m 1 yr Pots/Ground Partly evergreen Self-pollinating
Kisses® 1m x 1m 1 yr Pots/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Misty 1m x 1m 1 yr Pots/Ground Partly evergreen 2+ plants beneficial
OB1 1m x 1m 1 yr Pots/Ground Partly evergreen Self-pollinating
Peach Sorbet 0.75m x 0.75m 1 yr Pots/Ground Partly evergreen 2+ plants beneficial
Powder Blue 1m x 1m 1 yr Pots/Ground Partly evergreen 2+ plants beneficial
Sunshine Blue 1m x 1m 1 yr Pots/Ground Partly evergreen 2+ plants beneficial
Cacao (Cocoa Bean) 2-5m 2-4 years Best in Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Carob 10m x 8m 5 years Ground only Evergreen Male and female plant required
Cashew Nut 4m x 4m 2-3 years Best in Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Cherry
Acerola ‘Florida Sweet’ 3-4m x 3-4m * 1-2 yrs Pots/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Brazil Cherry Black/Orange/Red 2-3m x 2-3m * 2 yrs Pots/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Cherry of the Rio Grande 3-4m x 3-4m * 3 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Grumichama Black/Orange 3-5m x 2-3m * 3 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Coconut
Coconut Palm 15m x 2m 5 yrs plus Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Dwarf Malay Green/Red/Yellow 3m x 2m 4-5 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Dwarf Coconut Samoan Orange 3m x 2m 4-5 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Coffee
Aribica Dwarf 2 x 2m 2 years Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Dwarf Coffee – Catuai 1-2m 2 years Pots/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
K7 2-5m 2 years Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Chocolate Pudding
Bernecker 4m x 4m * 1 yr Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Maher (Dwarf) 3m x 3m * 1 yr Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Mossman 4m x 4m * 1 yr Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Ricks Late 4m x 4m * 1 yr Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Seedling 6m x 4m * 2-3 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Custard Apple
African Pride 4-6m x 5m 1-2 yrs Ground only Partly evergreen Self-pollinating
Paxton Prolific 4-6m x 5m 1-2 yrs Ground only Partly evergreen Self-pollinating
Pink Mammoth 4-6m x 5m 1-2 yrs Ground only Partly evergreen Self-pollinating
Dwarf Custard Apple 3m x 3m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot/Ground Partly evergreen Self-pollinating
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Dragonfruit
Red, White, Purple, Yellow 2-5m * 1-2 yrs Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Feijoa
Mammoth 3m x 3m * 1-2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Partly
Nazimet 3m x 3m * 1-2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Partly
Triumph 3m x 3m * 1-2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Partly
White Goose 3m x 3m * 1-2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Partly
Seedling 4m x 3m * 4 yrs+ Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Partly
Finger Lime
Red, Pink, Green, Yellow, etc. 2m x 2m 1 yr Pots Evergreen Self-pollinating
Dwarf Finger Lime 1m x 1m 1 yr Pots Evergreen Self-pollinating
Fig
Black Genoa 4m x 4m * 1-2 yrs Pots/Ground Deciduous Self-pollinating
Brown Turkey 4m x 4m * 1-2 yrs Pots/Ground Deciduous Self-pollinating
Preston’s Prolific 4m x 4m * 1-2 yrs Pots/Ground Deciduous Self-pollinating
White Adriatic 4m x 4m * 1-2 yrs Pots/Ground Deciduous Self-pollinating
Gooseberry
Cape Gooseberry 1m-2m First year Pots/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Star Gooseberry 2m-5m 3-5 years Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Granadilla
Giant Granadilla 2m-5m 1-2 yrs Ground only Evergreen 2 plants required for pollination
Sweet Granadilla 2m-5m 2 yrs Ground only Evergreen 2 plants required for pollination
Grape
Black Isabella 1m-2m 2 yrs Best in Ground Deciduous Self-pollinating
Flame Seedless 1m-2m 2 yrs Best in Ground Deciduous Self-pollinating
Muscadine 1m-2m 2 yrs Best in Ground Deciduous Self-pollinating
Pink Iona 1m-2m 2 yrs Best in Ground Deciduous Self-pollinating
White Muscat 1m-2m 2 yrs Best in Ground Deciduous Self-pollinating
Guava
China Pear 3-4m * 2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Indian White 3-4m * 2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Mexican Cream 3-4m * 2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Pink Hawaiian 3-4m * 2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Yellow/Red Cherry 3-4m * 2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Hog Plum (Ambarella) 7m x 5m 2 yrs Best in Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Ice Cream Bean 4m x 4m 2 yrs Best in Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Jaboticaba
Black 3m x 2.5m * 5 yrs+ Large Pot/Ground Partly Evergreen Self-pollinating
Giant/Grimal/Large Leaf 6m x 6m* 5 yrs+ Large Pot/Ground Partly Evergreen Self-pollinating
Red Hybrid (Dwarf) 2.5m x 2m * 2-3 yrs Pots/Ground Partly Evergreen Self-pollinating
Scarlet (Dwarf) 2.5m x 2m * 2-3 yrs Pots/Ground Partly Evergreen Self-pollinating
Yellow 6m x 6m* 5 yrs+ Large Pot/Ground Partly Evergreen Self-pollinating
Jackfruit
Amber 6-10m x 6m 2 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Black Gold 6-8m x 6m 2 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Galaxy 6-10m x 6m 2 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
J33 6-10m x 6m 2 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Seedling 6-10m x 6m 3-5 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Jujube
Li 6m x 6m * 1-2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Deciduous Self-pollinating
Chiko 6m x 6m * 1-2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Deciduous Self-pollinating
Sihong 6m x 6m * 1-2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Deciduous Self-pollinating
GA-866 6m x 6m * 1-2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Deciduous Self-pollinating
Seedling 6m x 6m * 3-5 yrs Large Pot/Ground Deciduous Self-pollinating
Kiwi Berry 2m x 2m 2-3 yrs Large Pot/Ground Deciduous Self-pollinating
Kwai Muk 10m+ 5 years Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Longan
Biew Kiew 5m x 5m * 4-5 yrs Best in Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Chompoo 3m x 3m * 4-5 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Haew 5m x 5m * 4-5 yrs Best in Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Kohala 5m x 5m * 4-5 yrs Best in Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Seedling 10m+ 5+ yrs Ground Only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Loquat
Bessel Brown 2-5m * 2 yrs Best in Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Nagasakiwase 2-5m * 2 yrs Best in Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Seedling 5-10m 5 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Lychee
Chompogo (Late Season) 5m x 5m * 2-3 yrs Best in Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Erdon Lee 5m x 5m * 2-3 yrs Best in Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Kwai Mai Pink 5m x 5m * 2-3 yrs Best in Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Red Ball 5m x 5m * 2-3 yrs Best in Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Salathiel (Dwarf) 3m x 3m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Wai Chi (Dwarf) 3m x 3m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Macadamia
Grafted (849, A268, A38 etc) 5m x 5m 2-3 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Seedling 5-10m 5+ yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Madrono
(Garcinia intermedia)
5m 2 yrs Pots/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Malabar Chestnut 5-10m 3-4 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Mango
Alphonso 7m x 7m 2 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Alison Red (Dwarf) 4m x 2m * 2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Banana Ken (Dwarf) 4m x 2m * 2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Bowen 7m x 7m 2 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Bambaroo 7m x 7m 2 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Brooks Late 7m x 7m 2 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Keow Savoey 7m x 7m 2 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Nam Doc Mai 7m x 7m 2 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Dwarf Bowen Mango 4m x 2m * 2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Palmer (Dwarf) 4m x 2m * 2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Strawberry Mango (Dwarf) 4m x 2m * 2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
King Thai (Dwarf) 4m x 2m * 2 yrs Large Pot/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Seedling Bowen 10m x 10m+ 4 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Miracle Fruit 2m x 2m 2-3 yrs Pots/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Monstera (Fruit Salad Tree) 2m x 3m 2-3 yrs Pots/Ground Evergreen Self-pollinating
Mulberry
Dwarf Black 3m * 1 yr Pots Deciduous Self-pollinating
Dwarf Red Shahtoot 2-5m * 1 yr Pots Deciduous Self-pollinating
English Black 3-5m * 1 yr Ground only Deciduous Self-pollinating
Hicks Fancy 3-5m * 1 yr Large Pot Deciduous Self-pollinating
Nectarine
Dwarf Nectarine 1.5m * 2-3 years Large Pot Deciduous Self-pollinating
Olive
Arbequina 2-5m * 2-3 years Pots Evergreen Self-pollinating
Arecuzzo 2-5m * 2-3 years Pots Evergreen Self-pollinating
Manzanillo 2-5m * 2-3 years Pots Evergreen Self-pollinating
Saint Helena 2-5m * 2-3 years Pots Evergreen Self-pollinating
Dwarf Garden Harvest 1-2m 2-3 years Pots Evergreen Self-pollinating
Panama Berry 2-5m 1-2 years Pots Evergreen Self-pollinating
Passionfruit
Black Magic 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Panama Red 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Giant Purple 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Sweet Granadilla (Yellow) 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Peach
Dwarf Peach 1.5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Deciduous Self-pollinating
Subtropical Angel Peach 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Deciduous Self-pollinating
China Flat White Donut 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Deciduous Self-pollinating
Delightful 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Deciduous Self-pollinating
Florida Prince 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Deciduous Self-pollinating
Tropic Snow 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Deciduous Self-pollinating
Pecan
Cape Fear 10m + 4-5 years Ground only Deciduous Partially Self-pollinating
Western Schley 10m + 4-5 years Ground only Deciduous Partially Self-pollinating
Shoshonii 10m + 4-5 years Ground only Deciduous Partially Self-pollinating
Pine Nut 10m + 6 years Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Pomegranate
Azerbaijani 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Deciduous Self-pollinating
Ben Hur 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Deciduous Self-pollinating
Cyprus Hill 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Deciduous Self-pollinating
Rosavaya 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Deciduous Self-pollinating
Spanish (Dwarf) 2m 2-3 yrs Pots Deciduous Self-pollinating
Wonderful 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Deciduous Self-pollinating
Raspberry ‘Tulameen’ 1.5m First year Pots Deciduous Self-pollinating
Rollinia (Brazil Custard Apple) 5-10m 5 years+ Ground only Partly Deciduous Self-pollinating
Soursop (Guanabana)
Diny 5-10m 2-3 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Seedling 5-10m 5 yrs + Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Sapodilla (Chikoo)
Krasuey 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Prolific 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Tropical 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Seedling 2-5m 5+ yrs Ground only Evergreen 2 plants needed
Sea Grape 2-5m* 2-3 years Pots Evergreen Male and female plants needed
Star Apple
Haitian 5-10m 4-5 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Grimal 5-10m 4-5 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Seedling 10m+ 5 yrs+ Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Starfruit (Carambola)
Arkin 2-5m 4-5 yrs Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Fwang Tung 2-5m 4-5 yrs Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Kary 2-5m 4-5 yrs Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Kembangan 2-5m 4-5 yrs Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Seedling 2-5m 4-5 yrs Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Strawberry 30cm 1-2 yrs Pots Evergreen Self-pollinating
Tamarillo (Red/Yellow) 2-5m 2-3 yrs Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Sugar Apple
Big Eyes 2-5m * 4-5 yrs Pots Partly evergreen Self-pollinating
Purple 2-5m * 5+ yrs Large Pot Partly evergreen Self-pollinating
Seedling 2-5m * 4-5 yrs Pots Partly evergreen Self-pollinating
Yellow Sapote (Canistel) 10m+ 4-5 yrs
Emma 10m+ 2-3 yrs Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Lyndall 10m+ 2-3 yrs Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Seedling 10m+ 4-5 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Wampee
Guy Sam 2-5m 2-3 yrs Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Yeem Pay 2-5m 2-3 yrs Large Pot Evergreen Self-pollinating
Seedling 2-5m 4-5 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Wax Jambu
Pink 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
Red 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating
White 2-5m * 2-3 yrs Ground only Evergreen Self-pollinating

* Can be pruned to 2m.
^ Suitable for pots (Pots, Large Pots, Ground). “Large Pot” means 45 Litres or more.  Many fruit trees can grow and fruit well in pots and containers, and sometimes can perform better in pots compared to in the ground!  Large fruit trees perform best in the ground as they have a large root system.