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TROPICAL ALMOND
Terminalia catappa

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Photo Locations: Foster Botanical Garden - Honolulu, HI

General Notes

Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage.

Family: Combretaceae

Additional Common Names

TROPICAL ALMOND, INDIA ALMOND

Tree Characteristics

Conical Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 30 - 45 feet.

Width: 35 - 50 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 36 Inches per Year.

Leaves Ovate, Green, Red, Deciduous.

Flowers Inconspicuous. Green. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Brown Drupe, Medium to Large (0.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall.

Bark Brown, Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Low to Moderately Low in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

USDA Hardiness Zones 9 - 11.

Exposure Full Sun.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Leaf Spot.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Terminalia catappa Tree Record." 1995-2017. Dec 11, 2017.
< http://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/terminalia-catappa >

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