Macadamia integrifolia

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
Common Name:Macadamia
Plant Type:Large tree
Height:5 ~ 12 metres
Width:4 ~ 6 metres
Flower Colour:Cream
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
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Edible
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants