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Melia Azedarach

Botanical Name:

Melia azedarach

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How to Grow
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Full Sun
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3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Poisonous, Tree, Medium-sized rapidly growing short-lived deciduous tree up to 15 m. tall, sometimes flowering as a shrub; bark grey-brown, smooth.

Lifespan

Woody

Flower

In spring, long, fragrant, lilac-like flowers are produced in leaf axils. Flowers are small but numerous in large terminal clusters that are lilac-colored. This plant has 8-16 in. panicle of lavender-lilac, fragrant flowers in early summer., Flowers sweet-scented, in large many-flowered axillary cymose panicles.

Fruit

The 0.4-0.5 in. fruits are mucilaginous, wrinkled drupes that are sticky, with hard, round, marble-like seeds. Yellow to yellow-green, they are formed after flowering and can persist after leaf drop in the fall and through the winter to spring., Drupe up to 2 × 1–5 cm.

Taxonomy

Order

Sapindales

Family

Meliaceae

Genus

Melia

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