How to grow Marula tree

Marula growing tree of the genus Sclerocarya also known as Amarula, Marula perennial evergreen to semi-deciduous plant, also used as ornamental shade plant, grow in desert, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.

Leaves green to light green, ovate shape grow in pinnate structure

Flower mostly grow in groups the color is green-yellow, the size 1-2 mm the flowers can separate to female and male flowers on separate trees.

Marula fruits

Fruits are yellow-green and juicy, the seed edible as nut

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Requirements for Marula growing and care:

Need male and female trees

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Need male and female tree

Planting season:
Winter, spring, summer

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Branches that grow down, more prune for design

Size of the plant?
10-30m, 30-100 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Green flower mostly grow in groups, the size 1-2 mm the flowers can separate to female and male flowers on separate trees

Thinning the bloom:
Mostly cause there is not male in the way

Pollination is done by:
Bees, rarely self-pollinators

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn / Winter

Fruits pests or diseases:
Mediterranean fruit fly, Fruit fly

What can be done with big quantities of Marula fruits?
Eat raw, alcohol, juice

Work requirements on the fruit:
Traps from mediterranean fruit fly

How long does it take to bear fruit?
5-6 years

Ripening of fruit:
Better to collect the fruit from the ground

Scientific name:

Sclerocarya birrea

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

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Harvest season

Ornamental parts

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Plant life-form

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Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone