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Ceratonia siliqua

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Ceratonia siliqua Carob Tree, Chocolate Tree, Locust Bean Tree,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Citrus & Fruit, Hedging / Screening, Trees Broad Domed

Medium evergreen tree with with large deep-green leaves and catkin-like flowers during Autumn, followed by brown pods, these pods take a year to mature and are ground down and used as a substitute to chocolate. Great for a feature or shade tree. Grows approx. 15m tall by 8m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
10-25m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Feature, Fragrant Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Park And Gardens, Roundabouts / Splitters, Container / Pot, Shade Tree

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers a full sun to part-shade position in a well-drained soil. Drought tolerant once established but does best with an occasional Summer watering. Pruning is not required. Feed with a balanced fertiliser annually during Spring or Summer.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Fabaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Autumn
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Slow
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate