Garcinia intermedia

Madrono in hand up against the fruit tree

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
Other Names: Lemon Drop Mangosteen, Bakupari mirim

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Specifications of Madrono

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 4-5 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

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Madrono Reviews & Tips

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★★ 1y ago


Looked nice and survived winter in ground without protection but then died in spring following a cold night although it sruvived mych colder nights in winter. Maybe the accumilative effect of cold and wind.

Kathleen Fox
1y ago

Alice River, QLD, Australia


The madrono fruits well in Townsville. I have 2 small conical shaped trees that are about 1.5 cm in size.

Potty Bob 1
★★★★ 3y ago


Looking forward to these mangosteen type fruit . Just a small 20 cm seedling for now

★★ 3y ago

DERRIMUT, VIC, Australia

Can handle Melbourne winter. 

David Kault
6y ago

Townsville, QLD, Australia


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

★★★ 11y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

However I am not sure how I can grow this fruit as the label says male andfemale required to pollinate, but then tend to be sold as yound plantswithout labling whether they are male or female. I don't think I canafford to by a whole bunch and hope I ge...

Peter Mawson
12y ago

Sarina Beach, QLD


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 !

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