Melia azedarach 'Elite'

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Description

Melia azedarach 'Elite,' commonly known as White Cedar, is a graceful and versatile tree that brings beauty and charm to any landscape. This deciduous tree boasts delicate, fern-like foliage and clusters of fragrant, lilac-colored flowers in spring, followed by small, decorative fruit. 'Elite' is known for its elegant appearance and adaptability to various soil types and environmental conditions. It is an excellent choice for adding shade, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of gardens, parks, and streetscapes, and attracting beneficial wildlife.

Common Name: White Cedar

Mature Height (Meters): 6-10 meters

Mature Width (Meters): 6-10 meters

Spacing: Plant with adequate space for proper growth.

Foliage: Graceful, fern-like leaves provide dappled shade.

Flowering Period: Fragrant lilac-colored flowers in spring, followed by decorative fruit.

Form/Habit: Upright, spreading habit with a moderate growth rate.

Uses: Ideal as a shade tree, specimen tree, or street tree. Attracts birds and pollinators.

Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous, shedding leaves in autumn.

Tolerates: Adaptable to various soil types and moderate drought conditions.

Drought Hardy: Yes

Sun: Thrives in full sun to partial shade, adaptable to different light conditions.

Maintenance: Low

Water Requirement: Regular watering during establishment; drought-tolerant once mature.

Planting your Melia azedarach 'Elite'

Select an Ideal Location: Choose a well-draining soil site with full sun to partial shade exposure.

Planting Depth: Plant at the same depth as the nursery container or root ball.

Watering: Water thoroughly after planting and during the initial establishment period.

Mulching: Apply mulch around the base to retain soil moisture and regulate temperature.

Caring For Your Melia azedarach 'Elite'

Watering: Once established, 'Elite' White Cedar is drought-tolerant but benefits from occasional deep watering.

Pruning: Minimal pruning is needed; remove dead or overgrown branches for a tidy appearance.

Fertilization: Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring to support healthy growth and flowering.

Frequently Asked Questions about Melia azedarach 'Elite'

Is Melia azedarach 'Elite' suitable for smaller gardens? While it can reach a substantial size, 'Elite' White Cedar can be pruned to manage its growth, making it suitable for various garden sizes.

Is 'Elite' White Cedar suitable for providing shade in gardens and parks? Absolutely, its spreading canopy makes it an ideal choice for shade.

Does it attract wildlife and pollinators? Yes, White Cedar is known to attract birds and beneficial pollinators with its flowers and fruit.

Is it resistant to common pests and diseases? Generally, White Cedar is hardy and not prone to significant pest or disease issues.

Can it tolerate occasional dry periods? Yes, once established, it is moderately drought-tolerant.

Description

Melia azedarach 'Elite,' commonly known as White Cedar, is a graceful and versatile tree that brings beauty and charm to any landscape. This deciduous tree boasts delicate, fern-like foliage and clusters of fragrant, lilac-colored flowers in spring, followed by small, decorative fruit. 'Elite' is known for its elegant appearance and adaptability to various soil types and environmental conditions. It is an excellent choice for adding shade, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of gardens, parks, and streetscapes, and attracting beneficial wildlife.

Common Name: White Cedar

Mature Height (Meters): 6-10 meters

Mature Width (Meters): 6-10 meters

Spacing: Plant with adequate space for proper growth.

Foliage: Graceful, fern-like leaves provide dappled shade.

Flowering Period: Fragrant lilac-colored flowers in spring, followed by decorative fruit.

Form/Habit: Upright, spreading habit with a moderate growth rate.

Uses: Ideal as a shade tree, specimen tree, or street tree. Attracts birds and pollinators.

Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous, shedding leaves in autumn.

Tolerates: Adaptable to various soil types and moderate drought conditions.

Drought Hardy: Yes

Sun: Thrives in full sun to partial shade, adaptable to different light conditions.

Maintenance: Low

Water Requirement: Regular watering during establishment; drought-tolerant once mature.

Planting your Melia azedarach 'Elite'

Select an Ideal Location: Choose a well-draining soil site with full sun to partial shade exposure.

Planting Depth: Plant at the same depth as the nursery container or root ball.

Watering: Water thoroughly after planting and during the initial establishment period.

Mulching: Apply mulch around the base to retain soil moisture and regulate temperature.

Caring For Your Melia azedarach 'Elite'

Watering: Once established, 'Elite' White Cedar is drought-tolerant but benefits from occasional deep watering.

Pruning: Minimal pruning is needed; remove dead or overgrown branches for a tidy appearance.

Fertilization: Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in spring to support healthy growth and flowering.

Frequently Asked Questions about Melia azedarach 'Elite'

Is Melia azedarach 'Elite' suitable for smaller gardens? While it can reach a substantial size, 'Elite' White Cedar can be pruned to manage its growth, making it suitable for various garden sizes.

Is 'Elite' White Cedar suitable for providing shade in gardens and parks? Absolutely, its spreading canopy makes it an ideal choice for shade.

Does it attract wildlife and pollinators? Yes, White Cedar is known to attract birds and beneficial pollinators with its flowers and fruit.

Is it resistant to common pests and diseases? Generally, White Cedar is hardy and not prone to significant pest or disease issues.

Can it tolerate occasional dry periods? Yes, once established, it is moderately drought-tolerant.

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