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Texas ebony

Camphor Tree  Cinnamomum camphora

 

Plant Characteristics

 

Fruit/Flower/Aroma Characteristics

Plant Height

40-50 feet 

 

Flower

 yellow - not showy

Plant Spread

 50-70 feet

 

Fruit

 attracts birds

Growth rate

 Fast

 

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Leaves

 Broadleaf, evergreen, aromatic

 

Comments

 Fruit may be nuisance

 

Culture

Soil

 Clay, sand, loam, acidic, slightly alkaline, well-drained

Light

 Full sun, part sun, part shade

Indoor Culture

 Bonsai potential

Zone

 8-11

Comments

 Does not tolerate wet soil: subject to root rot in poorly drained soil.

Eucalyptus Culture

Most eucalyptus species require full sun and well -drained soil.  ASome can take part sun.

Fertilizing: Most eucalyptus do not need any additional fertilizer especially Phosphorus and adding it can prove detrimental or deadly. (Phosphorus is the "P" in "N-P-K".)

Some species will tolerate less well-drained soils. They include: E aggregata E. rodwayi, E. camphora, E. crenulata, or E. gunnii species.

Lemon Eucalyptus - Eucalyptus citriodora

 

Tree Characteristics

 

Qualities

Tree Height

 50 - 75 feet

 

Aroma

 Intense lemon scent

Hardiness

 24 - 28F

 

 

 

Present Height

 8-12 inches

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Culture

Soil

 Any soil that is well drained. Does well on dryer soils 

Light

 Full sun is preferred

Indoor Culture

 Yes, but must be pruned.

 

 

Neem Tree  Azadirachta indica

 

Plant Characteristics

 

Fruit/Flower/Aroma Characteristics

Plant Height

50' - 100' Much smaller when container grown.

 

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Rate of growth

Fast

 

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Tyoe

Large, evergreen tree

 

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Leaves

 

 

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Culture

Soil

Well drained. Can grow in areas with less than 20" rainfall per year.

Exposure

Full sun. part sun

Use

Container culture

Zones

9? 10, 11. Mature trees can withstand light freezing.

Comments

Long-lived up to 200 years.

 

Cork Oak - Quercus suber

 

Plant Characteristics

 

Fruit/Flower/Aroma Characteristics

Plant Height

50 - 80 feet

 

Flower

 Not showy

Plant Spread

50 - 80 feet

 

Fruit

 Acorns

Growth rate

 Slow

 

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Leaves

Evergreen

 

Comments

 Roasted seed is a coffee substitute.

 

Culture

Soil

 Prefers good deep fertile loam

Light

 Full sun, part sun

Indoor Culture

 Bonsai potential

Zone

 8-11

Comments

 Drought tolerant when established.

Tea Olive, Sweet Olive  Osmanthus fragrans

 

Plant Characteristics

 

Fruit/Flower/Aroma Characteristics

Plant Height

 20 feet, usually less

 

Number of Flowers

Multitude of tiny flowers

Width

 6-8 feet

 

Flowers

Extremely fragrant

Growth Rate

 Slow

 

Season

Winter, October through February

Leaves

Dark green, Broadleaf, evergreen

 

Comments

 

 

Culture

Soil

Is adaptable to most any soil except very poor sandy soils.

Exposure

Sun to part shade

Patio Culture

Makes a great container plant in areas otherwise too cold. Protect in winter.

Zone

7B,8,9, 10

Comments

Tea Olive should be planted more often but is difficult to find.


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