SelecTree: Tree Detail
Utility friendly tree.
Branches droop but resist breakage.
Has fragrant Fruit.
Native to the Caribbean Islands and tropical America.
Additional Common Names
GEIGER-TREE, KOU HAOLE
Rounded or Vase Shape.
Has Evergreen foliage.
Height: 25 feet.
Width: 20 - 25 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Leaves Elliptic, Green, No Change, Evergreen.
Flowers Showy. Orange. Flowers in Spring or Summer.
White, Gray or Green Drupe, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer or Fall Edible.
Bark Gray to Brown, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.
Litter Issue is Fruit and Leaves.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 10 - 11.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Well Drained Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.
Salinity Tolerance is Coastal Good.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in South Coast.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Mites, Scales and Caterpillars.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
Special Uses & Values
Specimen, Container, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cordia sebestena Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 23, 2018.
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