Macadamia Bush Nut

Macadamia tetraphylla

The Vibrant pink flowers of the bush nut make this an absolutely stunning feature tree for the native edible garden By N Vanderkolk [All Rights ReservedUsed By Permission] (Photo Credits)

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This was the first Australian native food plant to be grown by non-indigenous Australians as a commercial crop. Genetic diversity of this valuable nut species has been reduced significantly through land clearing. Very hardy and easily grown along most of Australia's east coast and even down into Victoria.
Other Names: Rootstock, rough shell

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Specifications of Macadamia Bush Nut

Preferred Climate Subtropical, Warm TemperateLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 5-10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Yes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months March, April, May, June, July, August

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Macadamia Bush Nut Reviews & Tips

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Aaron Siemienow1
★★★★ 3y ago

GEROGERY, NSW, Australia

Got 15 of these planted in a row 3m apart as a future wind breakkilled a few fertilising with fertiliser with phoshrous in it... wont do it again. Native fertiliser only.

4y ago

Trentham East, VIC, Australia

Macadamia Bush Nut

They should cope with Melbourne cold, but may want supplemental water. Mine have survived -3C without protection or treatment. They are slower growing in the cold, but cope with 'mild' frost!

★★★★★ 6y ago


very hardy seedlings, all 3 survived several harsh frosts with minimal damage and no leaves lost and even grew slightly through winter.

★★★★ 7y ago


Grown from a seed from a friends tree that we all used to feast on. Is now 4 years old and getting some height. Hoping on some nuts this year!

★★★ 8y ago


I have four of these in my yard, two are powering on tall straight big leaves and the other two are much smaller and seem more compact and forked stemmed. The larger two are lush green and very forgiving attention wise, where as the smaller two are ...

10y ago

EDEN, NSW, Australia

The nuts taste great but but this tree has very poor fruit set i have tried mulching fertilizing and watering. I have planted another nearby as a pollinator as i have heard some are self-incompatible.

★★★★★ 10y ago


Produces good crop of nuts each year. Handsome tree with beautiful pink flower racemes.Top pruned the tree to half size so as to be able to reach nuts. This resulted in a much denser lower tree.

★★★★ 11y ago

Marburg, QLD, Australia

It is a lovely size and shaped tree which provides us with a constant supply of nuts

11y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

Apart from being a shade tree and beuautiful and old, this tree is a pain! It must be about 100yrs old, on the property already. It drops masses of nuts but many are rotten or poor in flavour and we have rats everywhere that enjoy them. It is too close...

★★★★ 11y ago

Thora, NSW, Australia

The trees were here when we moved in! They look quite old, and they require no real attention...but they give such a fantastic nut. The black cockatoos have now discovered them but there are plenty for everyone including the rats!

★★★ 12y ago

GORDON, NSW, Australia

Got the original nuts from an old neighbours tree and have planted one or two in every place we have lived in since.  Did very well at my last place, just waiting for this one to get going.

12y ago

Como, NSW, Australia

Again, this tree was already on the block when we bought it.  Unfortunately the cockies eat most of the nuts when they are still in their green stage and we get very few. 

13y ago

Tallebudgera Valley, QLD

Macadamia - Bush Nut

How long before the true Bush Nut variety fruit after planting?

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