How to grow Macadamia Nut

Macadamia Nut grow and care – tree of the genus Macadamia also known as Macadamia tetraphylla or Macademia, Macadamia Nut perennial evergreen plant also used as ornamental plant, can grow in subtropical, mediterranean or dry tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.

Leaves dark green wavy with serrated spiny edges, flower color is white and flowers grow in inflorescence

Macadamia nuts

Nut color is white-cream, outer shell green that become brown cracked mostly when the nut ready to eat, nutshell is brown and very hard to crack

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How to grow Macadamia Nut growing and care:

Frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but recommend

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Very hard to crake the nutshell, spiny leaf

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Macadamia Leaf Miner, caterpillar

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
just for design

Size of the plant?
3-12 m, 10-40 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
White flowers grow in inflorescence

Pollination is done by:

Edible Nuts

Nuts harvest season:
Summer / Autumn

Nuts pests or diseases:
Woodpecker, Hyacinth macaw

What can be done with big quantities of Macadamia Nut?
Eat raw, roasted

Work requirements on the nuts:
Crack the nutshell

How long does it take to bear nuts?
7-10 years

Scientific name:

Macadamia tetraphylla

How to grow Macadamia Nut

Macadamia Nut blooming

Macadamia Nut

Harvesting Macadamia Nut

Macadamia Nut plant care

Macadamia Nut flowers

Macadamia Nut tree


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Nut
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Spreads & Sauces
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
  • Shade tree
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13