Australian Native - Macadamia tetraphylla - Macadamia Nut - LIVING PLANT
Australian Native - Macadamia tetraphylla - Macadamia Nut - LIVING PLANT
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Australian Native - Macadamia tetraphylla - Macadamia Nut - LIVING PLANT

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Found from Lismore in New South Wales to about Mt. Tamborine in SE Queensland

This species grows up to 20m high.

It has four spiny leaves to each node, new flush and flowers are pink and the shells are bumpy or dimpled.

Common names: Bush Nut, Rough-shelled Macadamia

Aspect: Full Sun

The pointy, crinkled leaves are decorated in spring by long, graceful racemes of small flowers. These turn into strings of easily hulled nuts with a thin, pebbly shell. M. tetraphylla has a high sugar content and is considered the best flavoured nut for eating fresh. Nuts can also be easily roasted.

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