Cordia sebestena growing shrub to tree of the genus Cordia also known as Geiger tree, Cordia sebestena perennial evergreen plant, used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves color green glossy in oval shape.

Cordia sebestena flower

Flower color red or orange, flower showy with six petals, the flowers grow in clusters

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Requirements for Cordia sebestena growing and care:

Rich soil, moist soil, mulch

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, but usually nothing

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant:
3-5m (9-15feet)as shrub, 4-7m, 12-23 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?


Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Red or orange, flower showy with six petals, the flowers grow in clusters

Scientific name:

Cordia sebestena

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