Handsome large tree for parks and gardens. Has large edible nuts and is cold tolerant. A symmetrical pine suitable for container growing. Full sun.
Plant Information or Specifications
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Nutrition Fat High (#NutritionFatHigh)
Subtropical, Warm Temperate
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
3 Plants (Male and Female)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Drought Hardy (Little Watering)
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
No (Full Size)
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
Question & Answer
if i buy a seedling, how many years can i expect to have to wait until it begins bearing fruit please? From: GOONENGERRY NSW
Bunya nuts are only available as seedling, they take 10 -15 years to mature to fruiting age.
Customer Comments on Bunya Nut
Araucaria bidwilli - Bunya Nut
Planted in a large pot on the verandah. Drought tolerant but prefers regular deep watering. I give it crushed rock minerals and citrus fertilizer and I can't stop it growing. Regular pruning in width and height have not stopped the tree at all. | Grant Bates - Craigieburn, VIC 30-Jun-2014
This is the ultimate aussie tough tree. Rabbit and roo proof. Planted it in our wood heap. Watered it for first 2 weeks and that was all. So far it has withstood 47 degree heat and -6 cold and still going strong. I can't say enough good things about them | Deb Bond - Roma, QLD 10-Nov-2014
Thought this piece from the permaculture founder sums it all up. http://holmgren.com.au/reverence-bunya-bunya/ | Rick Tanaka - Hepburn, VIC 05-Dec-2014
Warning I have a bunya nut tree in my yard, it is around 30mtrs tall. It drops pods every year from January to early March. These pods fall from the top of the tree and weigh from 5 - 10Kgs each. They drop without warning and are dangerous. | David Stephens - Beaudesert, Qld 28-Mar-2018
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Anonymous's Edible Fruits
Update: 2307 days 3hrs
Comments: - We have grown our bunya from seed and nothing seems to stop them, can't wait to get nuts in another 100 yeras !
Height 10 Centimetres
Growing: In a Pot
Sun/Shade: Low Sun
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