Very attractive slow growing tree, with dark green leathery leaves. Native to wet forests of Central America.
Oval shaped fruits are produced in summer reaching up to 5cm. The white pulp has a pleasant subacid aromatic flavour, but can be quite acid if harvested prematurely.
Very ornamental making an excellent display potted plant. While the tree may not produce fruit in colder regions, the leaves are quite cold hardy and can tolerate winter conditions. May require protection from frosts when young. The tree hardy to most soil conditions and is not nutrient demanding. Featured in our newsletter
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
February, March, April
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Customer Comments on Madrono
The madrono fruits well in Townsville. I have 2 small conical shaped trees that are about 1.5 cm in size. | Kathleen Fox - Alice River, QLD 17-May-2020
The illustration seems to show a fruit called lemon drop mangosteen (Garcinia intermedia) rather than madrono - I understand that the latter are larger with a rough skin. However, despite their small size (approx 1.5cm) these lemon drop fruit are v good | David Kault - Townsville, QLD 21-Dec-2015
My Madrono is fruiting after 3 very dry years . It is now flowering for 3rd time this season and he has no other Madrono to cross polinate with ! | Peter Mawson - Sarina Beach, QLD 25-Jan-2010
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