Macrozamia communis


The Burrawang is a widespread cycad on the mid east coast of Australia, and is a decorative,  easy care and very hardy plant. A good landscaping and garden specimen plant, and will also do well in a large container. It is reasonably fast growing if given good conditions, regular watering in dry spells and a good native fertilizer from time to time. It naturally grows under trees in the wild but can also be grown in sunny spots. Male and female plants are needed to produce seed. The seeds are poisonous in their raw state but can be eaten after extensive treatment of soaking in water for a week, changing the water every day, with the resulting pulp cooked over a fire. Be aware that foliage can be spiky and sharp, so don’t plant near walkways.

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Scientific Name:Macrozamia communis
Common Name:Burrawang
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:Green, Brown
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Erosion control, Fast growing



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants