Peanut Tree

Sterculia quadrifida

Display of pods, seeds and folliage of the Peanut Tree (Sterculia quadrifida)

This tree produces leathery, boat-shaped pods that ripen throughout summer. They split open to display a beautiful, bright red interior that contains shiny, black, peanut-sized seeds which have a delicious, nutty flavour. It is a fast growing highly ornamental rainforest tree. Indigenous Australians ate the nuts both raw and roasted and used the fibrous bark to make nets.
Other Names: #CV

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Specifications of Peanut Tree

Preferred Climate SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

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

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

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

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 February, March, April, May, June

Peanut Tree Reviews & Tips

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★★ 3y ago


fast growing and its fruit is suppose to be yummy

★★★★ 6y ago


Had it growing in the ground, but took it out because it didn't appear to be doing well. growing in a pot now, and has had lots of growth, but is already fully deciduous. bugs like the leaves.

★★ 8y ago

Image Flat, QLD, Australia

Bought from Jude at YandinaPlanted below new flat area

★★★★ 9y ago


 One of my favourite bush tucker plants.

John Blake
9y ago

King City, NSW, Australia, Australia

Peanut Tree

Ok so like you must burn it with fire to get the real taste out of it

★★★★ 11y ago

Unanderra, NSW, Australia

Attractive, quick growing tree.  Semi-deciduous - will lose its leaves briefly in spring just before new spring growth.  Flowering April 2010 for the first time.

Susie Woltmann
11y ago

Kingaroy , QLD

Peanut Tree

A dear old lady gave me the tree in a pot when she left town. 6 years later it has producted it's first boat shaped pod with seeds. What any amazing colour. Doesn't get alot of love or water. Kingaroy Queensland

★★★ 12y ago

Clear Mountain, QLD, Australia

I have a few of these trees, some are doing really well, some look a bit leggy.

Vanessa Allen
13y ago

Wollongong, NSW, Australia

Peanut Tree

Grows well in a pot. I rarely water it, and have never re-potted. Still growing well after approx. 5 years!

Di Keane
14y ago

Frankston, VIC, Australia

Peanut Tree

It takes four to five months to mature

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