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|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
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