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PlantFiles: Cycad
Macrozamia moorei

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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob 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.

Regional...

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

Encino, California
Santa Barbara, California
Houston, Texas



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