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.
|Scientific Name:||Macrozamia communis|
|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|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Fast growing|
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