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Mangifera indica/Mango

Mangifera indica / Mangifera indica
Long, tapering leaves with prominent veins
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Long, tapering leaves with prominent veins

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Early emerging foliage on trees growing in the Houston Botanical Garden

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Scientific Name: Mangifera indica
Common Name: Mango
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Winter
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Green
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is a common lawn tree in the tropics and subtropic landscapes of the world. They have been grown for centuries. It produces a highly desirable tropical, edible fruit that is reported to be high in vitamin A. There are over 1000 cultivars of mangos. In areas subject to winter freezes, plants can be grown in large tubs and given protection during the winter.