Macadamia tree in the front yard?

ahajmano(sunset 23, Mission Viejo CA)November 22, 2012

Hi all,

I planted a "cate" Macadamia tree in the front yard, on the border with a green belt. It is 15 feet from the closest tree (newly planted 5' fig tree trained as an espalier).

I am having planters remorse... is it a good idea to plant a macadamia nut in the front yard? I hear they get huge, but I plan to prune down to 8' wide and 15' tall.

The tree is planted in a 12sq ft planter, 12" above the surrounding lawn for drainage.

I would appreciate any input on whether this was a good idea.


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15' is plenty of space, they're big but not huge. about 15-20' tall.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2012 at 3:05PM
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mangodog(palm springs 9B)

plus...they seem to grow slow (for me anyway) so I think you're good too!


    Bookmark   November 27, 2012 at 5:50PM
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ahajmano(sunset 23, Mission Viejo CA)

Thanks for your help! I will post pics when available.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2012 at 1:41AM
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meixue(10 CA, Bay Area)

I hear they are beautiful trees to have in they yard. Plus the added bonus of macadamias. Good luck.

    Bookmark   December 15, 2012 at 5:19PM
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