Argan tree grow and care – tree of the genus Argania also known as Argania spinosa plant, Argan tree perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant medical and the nuts use for oil for beauty and it’s also edible and the tree is drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12a and with the right care in hardiness zone 9.
Argan tree leaves, flower & fruits nuts
Leaves color green in spoon to elliptic shape.
Flower color yellow in bowl shape.
Fruits in oval shape, color green and inside the is the nut shell in the nutshell there are almond shape nuts and contain 2-3 seeds.
Nuts used for oil after dried and consume by goats or by machine and take one year from flower to fruit.
Argan tree for sale – Seeds, Nuts or Plants to Buy
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction (cutting)
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? No, but it’s faster to start by air layering or cutting for fruits
Difficulties or problems when growing: Thorns
Planting season: Spring in hardiness zone 9, spring to summer in hardiness zone 10a, spring to autumn hardiness growing zone 10b, all year in hardiness zone 11-12
How to plant: Dig bigger hole than the root ball and check that the soil has good drainage, put some organic matter
Pests and diseases: ?
Pruning season: Autumn / Winter (possible to prune all the year)
How to prune: Just for design, design for harvesting or collecting the nuts from the soil it’s important , consider to cut all the stems in the height of human in order to have easy harvest
Size of the plant: 3-8m, 10-24 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing / Slow growing
Water requirement: Small amount of water / Average amount of water ( and it’s important to grow in good drainage) the tree is drought tolerant
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full sun
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes, planting in pot need to be at least ~100L (16-25 gallons), need to keep the tree small, grow it as shrub or as bonsai, better to start with pot that 20% bigger than the root ball until the plant arrive to the desirable size of container, wouldn’t be recommend to start from big container on small tree, the plant not react well to overwater, every few years to switch the soil with big container there is no need to switch all just switch part and cut some of the roots ball (can switch from the side and the top of the pot), making enough holes in the container for good drainage also choosing soil for container important and need to be soil ventilated and maybe mix of sandy soil with other parts, don’t use bottom for the pot, important to know that the size won’t be enough and better to plant it in bigger container.
Bloom season? Spring
General information about the flower: Yellow flowers that grow on main stems and in bowl
Nuts harvest season: Summer (year after the flowers)
Nuts pestsor diseases: ?
What can be done with big quantities of Argan tree nuts? Oil, possible to cook with the oil, medical or to add it to sweet paste
Work requirements on the Nuts: Crack the nuts
How long does it take to bear Nuts? 10-15 years
Ripening of Nuts: When the fruit is dry it’s ready to use
How to grow Argan tree from seeds
Sowing requirement: Use fruits that are already ripen, clean the fruits and nutshell, better to crack the nutshell, gently remove the nutshell without to harm the nuts
Saving seeds and care until sowing: Seeds need to be kept in dry and dark location
Sowing season: Spring / Summer
How to plant: Plant in well-drained soil that
Planting spacing: 25*25cm (10*10 inches) but better in separate pots
Depth of Sowing: 10mm and part of the seeds need to be expose to the
Conditions for seeds germinate: Full sun, water and let it dry, well ventilated soil
Watering requires for Seeds: Average amount of water and let it dry little bit between watering
Germination time: 2-10 weeks
Condition of seedling: Full sun, do not over water