Melia azedarach

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Description

Melia azedarach, also known as the Chinaberry tree or Bead tree, is a deciduous ornamental tree that is native to China, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. It is widely grown for its showy and fragrant lavender-blue flowers, which are followed by clusters of yellow berries that resemble beads. Here are some of the key features of this tree:

Common Name: Chinaberry tree or Bead tree
Mature Height (meters): 6 - 12 m (approx)
Mature Width (meters): 6 - 9 m (approx)
Spacing: 4-6 meters
Foliage: Deciduous, pinnately compound leaves with 11-25 leaflets that are green in color, turning yellow in autumn.
Flowering period: Late spring to early summer
Form/ Habit: Upright, vase-shaped or spreading habit
Uses: Shade tree, street tree, specimen tree, or ornamental tree.
Evergreen/ Deciduous: Deciduous tree (loses its leaves in winter)
Tolerates: Melia azedarach is adaptable to different soil types, pH levels, and can tolerate drought and heat. It can also grow in polluted environments and tolerate light frost.
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Maintenance: Low-maintenance
Water requirement: Moderate watering is required when young, and less watering when matured.

Planting your Melia azedarach

How to Plant:

  • Choose a location with well-draining soil and exposure to full sun.
  • Dig a hole that is the same depth as the root ball and at least twice as wide.
  • Place the tree in the hole at the correct depth.
  • Backfill with soil, water thoroughly, and add mulch to conserve moisture.

Caring For Your Melia azedarach

Caring for Melia azedarach:

  • Prune as needed to remove dead or diseased branches and to maintain the tree's shape.
  • Water regularly during the first few years to establish a deep root system.
  • Enjoy the fragrant flowers and unique fruit that add beauty and interest to the tree.

Frequently Asked Questions about Melia azedarach

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is this tree suitable for urban environments?
    Yes, the Chinaberry Tree is commonly used as a street tree or in urban landscapes due to its adaptability and ornamental qualities.
  • Does Melia azedarach attract wildlife?
    Yes, the fragrant flowers attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, contributing to biodiversity.
  • Is it tolerant of different soil types?
    Yes, the Chinaberry Tree is adaptable to various soil types, making it a versatile and hardy tree.

Description

Melia azedarach, also known as the Chinaberry tree or Bead tree, is a deciduous ornamental tree that is native to China, Southeast Asia, and the Indian subcontinent. It is widely grown for its showy and fragrant lavender-blue flowers, which are followed by clusters of yellow berries that resemble beads. Here are some of the key features of this tree:

Common Name: Chinaberry tree or Bead tree
Mature Height (meters): 6 - 12 m (approx)
Mature Width (meters): 6 - 9 m (approx)
Spacing: 4-6 meters
Foliage: Deciduous, pinnately compound leaves with 11-25 leaflets that are green in color, turning yellow in autumn.
Flowering period: Late spring to early summer
Form/ Habit: Upright, vase-shaped or spreading habit
Uses: Shade tree, street tree, specimen tree, or ornamental tree.
Evergreen/ Deciduous: Deciduous tree (loses its leaves in winter)
Tolerates: Melia azedarach is adaptable to different soil types, pH levels, and can tolerate drought and heat. It can also grow in polluted environments and tolerate light frost.
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Maintenance: Low-maintenance
Water requirement: Moderate watering is required when young, and less watering when matured.

Planting your Melia azedarach

How to Plant:

  • Choose a location with well-draining soil and exposure to full sun.
  • Dig a hole that is the same depth as the root ball and at least twice as wide.
  • Place the tree in the hole at the correct depth.
  • Backfill with soil, water thoroughly, and add mulch to conserve moisture.

Caring For Your Melia azedarach

Caring for Melia azedarach:

  • Prune as needed to remove dead or diseased branches and to maintain the tree's shape.
  • Water regularly during the first few years to establish a deep root system.
  • Enjoy the fragrant flowers and unique fruit that add beauty and interest to the tree.

Frequently Asked Questions about Melia azedarach

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is this tree suitable for urban environments?
    Yes, the Chinaberry Tree is commonly used as a street tree or in urban landscapes due to its adaptability and ornamental qualities.
  • Does Melia azedarach attract wildlife?
    Yes, the fragrant flowers attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, contributing to biodiversity.
  • Is it tolerant of different soil types?
    Yes, the Chinaberry Tree is adaptable to various soil types, making it a versatile and hardy tree.

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