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Cordia sebestena/Geiger-Tree

Cordia sebestena / Cordia sebestena
Foliage, flowers and fruit
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Foliage, flowers and fruit

Striking orange flowers

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Street trees in a warm climate

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Boulevard planting in a warm climate

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Scientific Name: Cordia sebestena
Common Name: Geiger-Tree
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 30-50 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Orange, Red
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Trees, Fruiting
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Will grow in alkaline soils that contain salt. It will also tolerate salt-spray and makes it a good seaside plant. Has drought tolerance. Frost will damage this plant. Makes a handsome lawn specimen in warm climates not subject to freezing temperatures. Produces exotic red flower in May. Reported to be one of the best braodleaf evergreen trees for seaside plantings in tropical landscapes. Scale insects can sometime be a problem. Flowers reported to attract butterflies.