Evergreen, Edible fruit, Trees
Native from Madagascar to Australia, macadamias are clean, handsome ornamental trees where frosts are light. Where best adapted (Zones 23, 24, H1, H2), they produce clusters of delicious hard-shelled nuts, usually within 3 to 5 years after planting.
Trees grow 30–40 ft. tall and almost as wide, with whorls of glossy, leathery, 5–12-in.-long evergreen leaves; mature foliage is durable and attractive in arrangements. Look for grafted, named varieties of proven nut-bearing ability. Seedlings take longer to bear nuts, and their quality is unpredictable. Macadamias are self-fruitful, but planting two different varieties often produces bigger harvests.
Trees bloom in winter and spring, bearing small, sometimes fragrant white to pink flowers in dense, pendent, 1-ft. clusters. Roundish fruit to 1 1/2 in. wide consists of a leathery husk containing a hard-shelled nut.
Native from Malay peninsula to Borneo. One of the more common banyans in Hawaiian landscapes, where it...
Native from Madagascar to Australia, macadamias are clean, handsome ornamental trees where frosts are ...
If unclipped, makes a single- or multitrunked tree to 30–60 ft. tall, 10–20 ft. wide, with...