Macrozamia communis


The Burrawang is a widespread cycad on the mid east coast of Australia, and is a decorative,  easy care and very hardy plant. A good landscaping and garden specimen plant, and will also do well in a large container. It is reasonably fast growing if given good conditions, regular watering in dry spells and a good native fertilizer from time to time. It naturally grows under trees in the wild but can also be grown in sunny spots. Male and female plants are needed to produce seed. The seeds are poisonous in their raw state but can be eaten after extensive treatment of soaking in water for a week, changing the water every day, with the resulting pulp cooked over a fire. Be aware that foliage can be spiky and sharp, so don’t plant near walkways.

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Family : Zamiaceae
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Width : 2
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Fast growing
Scientific Name: Macrozamia communis
Common Name : Burrawang
Height : 2
Flower Color : Green, Brown
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
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