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Starfruit Tree

Unique Flavored, Star Shaped Fruit

Size: 5-6 ft.

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Patio Planting Kit
Patio Planting Kit

Our Patio Kit allows you to easily pot up your patio plant in a container with the soil and fertilizer your plant requires.

Your patio kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any patio plant. Made in the USA

  2. DIEHARD Transplant - Provides the optimal nutrition to start your patio plant off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Patio Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your patio plant maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Patio Mix
12in Container DIEHARD Transplant Patio Planting Mix
Sale: $64.95
Planting Mix
Tropical Planting Mix

Specially developed to help your Tropical Plants get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
Sale: $9.90
Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $9.90

Here’s Why the Star Fruit Tree is a Top Performer:

  • Small tree with attractive foliage
  • Incredible fruit with distinctive star shape and unique flavor
  • Lovely pink and lavender flowers
  • Yields high quantities of high quality fruit

A Star is born in your Garden

If you’ve been searching for a new star among the fruit trees in your garden or landscape, we’ve found it for you. Introducing the Star Fruit Tree:  A compact evergreen that combines a handsome tree with a delicious and unusual fruit. The tree is lush and woody, with delicate lavender flowers that add to the tree’s overall beauty.  And the fruit itself enhances the overall exotic look.  

Its shiny, pale-orange coloring and convex shape appear like numerous sunbursts throughout the tree.  The box-like fruit hang like small beacons, adding warmth and charm to any garden or landscape lucky enough to boast this incredible tree.
The Taste is Star Quality

Cut open a fresh, juicy Star Fruit and you’ll know right away how it got its name.  Cross section slices reveal the unique star shape--a favorite among kids who will love the way it looks as well as the sweet yet faintly sour taste which is unlike any other fruit.  

The distinctive flavor has hints of apple, pear, grape and a mild tartness that is all its own.  This symphony of flavors makes fruit salads taste fresher and more satisfying than ever before.  You can also use Star Fruit as a garnish or even cooked in puddings and stews.  With the Star Fruit, the sky’s the limit to the meals you will enjoy.  

Order yours today.

Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 20-35 ft.
Mature Width: 20-25 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil Conditions: Well Drained
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Averrhoa carambola
Growing Zones 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
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It's Easy to Plant your Starfruit Tree

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Starfruit Tree.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Starfruit Tree gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Starfruit Tree again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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An awesome oddity for the garden
I grew one of these from seed, It is a marvelous tree, and I recommend that you get it right away. It has a really cool trait, being a member of the wood sorrel family. The leaves close when disturbed. Its like having a mimosa pudica except the starfruit tree produces fruit. rather quickly I might add.
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September 2, 2014
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Since I got my starfruit tree, I plant it in a mid. spot size.
My starfruit tree is still alive. It is growing many small green leaves and tiny flowers.
Now San Jose, N. California weather is beginning cold, so I move my starfruit tree closer to the house.
I will attach its picture if you would like to have one.
Any way I appreciate your service.

Tuan Tran
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December 1, 2014
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When this starfruit tree gets older and too large to bring into the house in the winter, it is going to have a special spot in the center of the orchard. It looks like it is going to grow to be very impressive. Everything that I have received from Fast growing Trees has been packed extremely well; and shipped quickly.
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November 17, 2014
6 months ago
I bought two Plants were delivered all good ,but within 5 Days one of them Dried out and Died
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9 months ago
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do you have to have more then one tree to product fruit or is it male/female?
Daleno on Oct 5, 2014
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What is the reason that leaf turned yeloow? and the soil always "moist" not dry or wet.
A shopper on Aug 5, 2014
Best Answer: I haven't been growing Carambolas very long but with other subtropicals I grow I find soil ph affects the plants ability to uptake the micro nutrients. Especially iron, manganese and magnesium. Also copper and zinc could be involved. The carambolas I grow in large containers are grown in an acid soil mix and I use Scott's time released citrus and mango fertilizer every three months. In the ground I add a lot of peat moss and my own compost I make plus use some granular sulfur to keep the soil on the acid side as much as possible. My plants are all very healthy under these conditions. Hope this helps. Bob
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how big is this tree that i will get from 3 gallons?
A shopper on Jul 19, 2014
Best Answer: The Tree will be around a foot tall when you get it but will quickly grow to it's mature height of 25 to 30 feet tall.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 21, 2014
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Can the star fruit tree survive in Sacramento, California?
Cliff on Jul 4, 2014
Best Answer: Yes the Starfruit does very well in Sacramento California.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 16, 2014
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can i keep a star fruit tree in a large planter for a couple years?
kristin E on Jun 4, 2014
Best Answer: Absolutely. These do very well in containers... just remember to bring it under protection if you are going to experience freezing temperatures.
Reply · Report · Justin FStaff on Jun 4, 2014
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Can a tree be grown in area 8 outside? The area listed on the details says 9-11 outdoors but I want one outside.
A shopper on Oct 17, 2014
Best Answer: hi ,the tree is tropical tree .they can't take freeze temperature .the correct zone is 10A-11 .can take 27degree only short period of time for mature tree.i'm from Indonesia ,when i was kid ,my neighbor have this tree .the trunk at least 2 feet diameter and 25 feet tall .all kid always waiting the fruit to drop.(zone 8A=10-15)(8B=15-20)9A=20-25(9B=25-30)(10A=30-35)on degree .so for sure the tree will not survive on zone 8 out side.
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I purchased starfruit tree 8/4/2014 is has not grown much. is there something i should be doing such as fertilizing or watering more often?
natalie l on Oct 18, 2014
Best Answer: yes you should fertilize in spring and summer every 2-3 weeks.once a month with mild fertilizer .don.t over watering .make sure the top soil dry before watering .i use self watering pot (i have 3 starfruit tree (1) 6 feet tall (1)5 feet tall (1)2 feet tall.All doing great indoor.safe me time to watering the tree ,cause i have too many tropical tree.
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Is keeping this tree potted at 6' max height realistic? Would the root ball need to be trimmed periodically? Zone 6 Thx
Justin W on Jul 17, 2014
Best Answer: Keeping the Star Fruit Tree down to 6' would be possible, but not ideal. The tree gets 25 to 30 feet tall so keeping it pruned back would require a lot of effort. Pruning he roots back shouldn't be necessary.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 21, 2014
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how large do star fruit tree get?
A shopper on Jul 12, 2014
Best Answer: The Starfruit Tree gets 20-35 ft. tall and 20-25 ft wide.
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Are your trees non GMO?
Gurjeet N on Mar 26, 2015
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several years back you had trees in small plastic cylinders that could be used as favors? Do you have starfruit trees avaible like that and do they grow in Florida?
Jeanne R on Sep 7, 2014
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.