Xisca Nicolas wrote:...I also have a lili pili and it grows super quick, is thicker, can be trained as hedge or to any form by cutting it, and gives an edible berry...
Xisca Nicolas wrote:
I can also give another idea for shade > eucalyptus citriodora, also from Australia. After only 5 years, one I did from a tiny seed is HUGE! It is beautiful and gives medicine. And such a smell for a shade tree.
Xisca Nicolas wrote:I can also give another idea for shade > eucalyptus citriodora, also from Australia. After only 5 years, one I did from a tiny seed is HUGE! It is beautiful and gives medicine. And such a smell for a shade tree...
Marco Banks wrote:I'm looking to plant some trees on the west side of my house for afternoon shade. I'd like to plant some sort of nut tree that gets quite tall, thus giving me both shade and food.. I was thinking pecan, but the folks at the nursery are telling me that they don't do that well in this area. So after some time on-line tonight doing research, I'm curious if macadamia nut trees might work here.
I'm in Zone 10b, in Los Angeles county (about 10 minutes north of Disneyland). The spot would be in the full-sun with a block wall nearby that would radiate a lot of heat, as it gets baked all afternoon in the sun. The varieties I'm considering are Beaumont, James or Cate.
Has anyone grown macadamias from a nut? What was your experience? What was the germination rate? Any insight you could offer someone attempting to grow from seed?
Will they do OK in a hot, dry environment? I know they are native to Australia, so I assume that they'd do OK here once established.
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