Cordia Sebestena

Cordia Sebestena

SKU: ACL0515993

Cordia sebestena also known as Orange Geiger Tree, Geranium Tree, Anaconda, Scarlet Cordia This dense, rounded, evergreen native tree grows slowly to a height of 25 feet with an equal spread and can develop a trunk 12 inches thick. The large, seven-inch-long, stiff, dark green leaves are rough and hairy, feeling much like sandpaper.

Appearing throughout the year, but especially in spring and summer, are dark orange, two-inch-wide flowers which appear in clusters at branch tips. The splendid flowers are followed by one to two-inch-long, pearshaped fruits, which have a pleasant fragrance

Origin:  United States and Bahamas

Height: 25-30 feet at maturity

Light: The plant needs to be grown in full sun.

Soil: It grows well in places where soil is a problem.

Humidity: The plant is drought tolerant.

Watering: The roots are very susceptible to rot; therefore watering should be done only when needed.

Fertilizer:  Do not fertilize until 6 months after planting.

Propogation: Propagation is done from seeds and layering.