Burrawang

Macrozamia communis - botanical name

Macrozamia communis

Evergreen palm-like cycad (1m x 1.5m) from NSW (including Sydney). Tough pinnate dark green leaves radiating out from the crown. Male and female cones on different plants with female cone resembling a pineapple. Useful specimen or understorey for eucalypts. Prefers filtered light and well drained sandy soil. Susceptible to scale attack. Frost tolerant. Additional irrigation above natural rainfall may be required if growing conditions do not replicate natural occurrence.

  • Plant type
    Perennial
  • Sun/Shade tolerance
    Part Shade, Shade
  • Frost tolerance
    Frost hardy
  • Soil type(s)
    Sand
  • Water rating
    Low
  • Plant origin
    Indigenous (NSW (Sydney))
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