The macadamia is a small to large tree that bears decorative trusses of cream flowers, followed by edible, nutritious nuts. It naturally occurs in Queensland, but has spread to other parts of the world where it is grown for the nuts.
It is a hardy and easy care tree best suited to sub-tropical to warm temperate climates. It prefers moist, fertile soils, with good drainage. Macadamias can be trimmed to keep them to a suitable height. Macadamias can be susceptible to phytophthera.
|Scientific Name:||Macadamia integrifolia|
|Plant Type:||Large tree|
|Height:||5 ~ 12 metres|
|Width:||4 ~ 6 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Screen, Windbreak|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies|
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