Macrozamia moorei

This is the tallest of Australia’s cycads, and can grow to 10 metres in the wild, but more usually to around 5 metres. It is slow growing. A mature specimen looks somewhat palm-like as the arching leaves grow from a central trunk. Give it plenty of space in the garden as it can reach 5 metres in width. A very easy care plant that can be grown in sun or shade. Drought tolerant.
Be aware that the leaves have sharp spines and edges, and the seeds are poisonous.

Scientific Name:Macrozamia moorei
Common Name:Cycad palm
Height:3 ~ 10 metres
Width:2 ~ 5 metres
Flower Colour:Green, Brown
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost






Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-


The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order


The Native Shop – mail order




Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.