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Cycad
Macrozamia moorei

Family: Zamiaceae
Genus: Macrozamia (mak-roh-ZAM-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: moorei (MOOR-eye) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Trees

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Seed is poisonous if ingested

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

This plant is fire-retardant

This plant is resistant to deer

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Encino, California

Santa Barbara, California

Houston, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Aug 16, 2003, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

This cycad, from Australia, is one of the larger Macrozamias. It is very similar to the somewhat more common M johnsonii, but can be distiguished by the keeled leaves and slightly more blue-green color of the leaves. Both develop massive caudeces and long, arching leaves with many perfectly arranged, stiff, sharp leaflets. It is a relatively slow plant until if finally forms a stem, and then it puts out a new leaf nearly continuously. This cycad is prone to mealy bug infestation, though it rarely really hurts the plant much.