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Macadamia integrifolia

Macadamia nut

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Features

  • Height12m to 17m
  • Spread10m to 15m
  • Growth HabitUpright round

Description

Macadamia integrifolia (Macadamia nut). This is a spreading tree it produces whorls of leathery, glossy leaves and panicles of small, creamy white flowers which are about 10cm long. It will also produce edible round brown nuts.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Tree

Origin

Australia - New South Wales, Queensland

Interest and use

Nuts, food

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Fertile, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are frost tender, they require sun, plenty of water and fertile, moist but well-drained soil. You can propagate from ripe seed in the autumn.

Propagation

Seed when ripe, in autumn or in spring.

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