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Melia azederach

Classification

Order: Sapindales
   Family: Meliaceae
            Genus: Melia
                        Specie: Melia azederach

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Fragrant lilac flowers in summer; yellow fruit

Uses: Tropical gardens Shade tree Specimen tree Street tree

Zones: 8-12

Description: This fast-growing tree to 30 ft (9 m) has fragrant, lilac-colored, summer flowers in loose panicles, followed by clusters of rounded, yellow, bead-like fruits which persist long after the leaves have fallen. The fruits are toxic to animals and young child

Growth Habit: Domed tree with multi-branching spreading habit

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