Marula growing tree of the genus Sclerocarya also known as Amarula, Marula perennial evergreen to semi-deciduous plant, also used as ornamental shade plant, grow in desert, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.
Leaves green to light green, ovate shape grow in pinnate structure
Flower mostly grow in groups the color is green-yellow, the size 1-2 mm the flowers can separate to female and male flowers on separate trees.
Fruits are yellow-green and juicy, the seed edible as nut
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Requirements for Marula growing and care:
Need male and female trees
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:
Need male and female tree
Winter, spring, summer
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Branches that grow down, more prune for design
Size of the plant?
10-30m, 30-100 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Green flower mostly grow in groups, the size 1-2 mm the flowers can separate to female and male flowers on separate trees
Thinning the bloom:
Mostly cause there is not male in the way
Pollination is done by:
Bees, rarely self-pollinators
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn / Winter
Fruits pests or diseases:
Mediterranean fruit fly, Fruit fly
What can be done with big quantities of Marula fruits?
Eat raw, alcohol, juice
Work requirements on the fruit:
Traps from mediterranean fruit fly
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit:
Better to collect the fruit from the ground