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Madrono in hand up against the fruit treeBotanical Name: Garcinia intermedia

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: Madrunus, Arbutus menziesii, Bacupari, Lemon Drop Mangosteen
ImagePriceAvail.PropagationSizeBuy Options
$24.00 42 Seedling Large

$14.90 15 Seedling Medium

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

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


Plants required to Pollinate

2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?


Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April


Customer Comments on Madrono

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Madrono Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum


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


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
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Madrono (Seedling)

BJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 2602 days 16hrs

Comments: - These are the 'Madruno' that we have in  Australia. I believe they are what is known also as 'Lemon Drop Mangosteen'. The fruit are small and very nice, and the plant is a strong grower, but I've found it likes part shade or filtered light, as two of mine shed all leaves and went sick after some hot weather in full sun, have recovered well in a more protected spot in pots. Grows extremely well in pots.

Fruiting Months January, February, November, December

Planted: 2010

Height 5 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 4

Fruit Harvest: 1 Pounds Per Year

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

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Madrono 7/10

Emma1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3092 days 18hrs

Comments: -

However I am not sure how I can grow this fruit as the label says male and female required to pollinate, but then tend to be sold as yound plants without labling whether they are male or female. I don't think I can afford to by a whole bunch and hope I get a winning combo, but then again, I want it so bad....

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Elke's Edible Fruits
Update: 3469 days 23hrs

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Sounds interesting and not very demanding, will grow in a pot

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Madrono (Seedling)

StaceysGarden's Edible Fruits
Update: 861 days 21hrs

Comments: - planted seeds last week, haven't germinated yet but fingers crossed!

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

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