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Citharexylum spinosum (Fiddlewood)

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Plant description

citharexylum spinosum fiddlewood tree

citharexylum spinosum fiddlewoodtree 1245

Citharexylum spinosum, the fiddlewood tree, is a semi-deciduous tree with dense glossy green leaves and small, fragrant white flowers in summer. In tropical to sub-tropical areas, it tends to be evergreen. It is a fast growing tree, and the leaves turn a pale pink colour in spring, then changing to green. It likes a full sun position, but can tolerate some shade.

Propagate from seed or semi hardwood cuttings.

All parts of the plant are poisonous if ingested.

It is also known as Citharexylum quadrangulare, and Citharexylum fruticosum.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: summer

Scent

The flowers are fragrant

Plant size

Maximum height: 12 metres
Minimum height: 5 metres

Maximum width: 5 metres
Minimum width: 6 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
The frost tolerance of this plant is not specified.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Bees, insects, butterflies.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist, well-drained.

Clay: moist, well-drained.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 6.5-7.8

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser applied in spring.

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