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Macadamia Bush NutBy Esteban Salazar CC BY-SA 2.0 (Photo Credits)
Botanical Name: Macadamia tetraphylla

This was the first Australian native food plant to be grown by non-indigenous Australians as a commercial crop. Seedlings from the original plantation near Alstonville were used as rootstock for grafted modern varieties well into the 20th Century. Since the clearing of the Big Scrub the genetic diversity of this valuable nut species has been reduced significantly. Very hardy and easily grown along most of Australia's east coast and even down into Victoria.

Other Names: Rootstock
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$4.90 54 Seedling Pot: 0.25L
Height: 10-20cm

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$17.90 0 Seedling Pot: 0.5L
Height: 20-30cm
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$15.90 0 Seedling Pot: 0.75L
Height: 30-40cm
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$23.90 0 Seedling Pot: 2L
Height: 60-70cm
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Preferred Climate

Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?


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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Question & Answer

Good Morning.Please let me know if I buy a Macadamia Tree will I need 2 tree for fruit and how long before the tree will have nuts. Can I prune the tree at all for fruiting.R Johns From:

Under pollination on the item specifications it says "Beneficial" so it will produce nuts by itself but by having more growing together you can get better nut set. It is a seedling so it will take longer than grafted varieties to fruit however this means that it has a much deeper root system and will be more hardy. Perhaps 4-8 years. Yes they do not mind being pruned.

Do I need to have a male and female tree before I get any fruit? From: ST CLAIR NSW

No, they don't need Male & Female pollination and they do have nuts when growing just one. You can often get a bigger crop of nuts by growing other Macadamias close by.

Hi... How long before the tree will fruit ???Is it grafted, a seedling or a cutting ??Do I need more than one tree to cross pollinate ?? Cheers From:

4-8 years as it is a seedling. Pollination is beneficial so you will still get nuts without having another one. But if you get more than one you can get a bigger crop of nuts with pollination between them.

Hi, I was wondering if you could tell me, can you grow a Macadamia Bush Nut in a pot, and if so, how big can they get? Kind regards Andrew Passlow From: RAYMOND TERRACE NSW

Macadamias can become very large trees. I would recommend a dwarf macadamia for a pot #DwarfMacadamia1608 You can however bonsai many things if you repot every 2 years with root and top pruning and regular feeding.

Hi there, I am looking to plant a macadamia tree in Melbourne. Could you please advise on most suitable variety and availability. Thanks Narelle From: NORTHCOTE VIC

Hi Narelle, the bush nut and the A4 are the most cold hardy #MacadamiaBush2768 #MacadamiaA924

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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! | B - Trentham East, VIC 04-Jul-2017
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Macadamia Bush Nut (Seedling) 10/10

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Update: 1605 days 18hrs

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

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

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Aaron Siemienow1 says... [765 days 4hrs ago]
What temperatures do you get down to in the Adelaide hills? I am planning to plant these as a windbreak/hedge for my orchard in alb/Wodonga region, and get a fair few frosts. and the occasional -3/-4 frost.

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