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Macadamia tree in the front yard?

Posted by ahajmano Sunset 23 (My Page) on
Thu, Nov 22, 12 at 3:25

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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RE: Macadamia tree in the front yard?

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

RE: Macadamia tree in the front yard?

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


RE: Macadamia tree in the front yard?

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

RE: Macadamia tree in the front yard?

  • Posted by meixue 10 CA, Bay Area (My Page) on
    Sat, Dec 15, 12 at 17:19

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

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