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siliqua

Classification

Order: Fabales
   Family: Fabaceae
            Genus: Ceratonia
                        Specie: siliqua

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 40 ft (12 m)

Cultivation: Fertile well-drained soil

Features: Pinnate leaves with leathery leaflets; rank smelling purplish flowers in autumn; brown pods

Uses: Shade tree Fruit production

Zones: 8?11

Description: Now believed to have come originally from around Oman in the southern Arabian Peninsula, the carob is a tree reaching 40 ft (12 m) tall with a thick gnarled trunk and broad low canopy that casts a dense shade. The flowers, produced in autumn, are a pale g

Growth Habit: Broad low canopy

Comments: Needs Mediterranean climate

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial





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