How to grow Melia azedarach

Melia azedarach growing tree of the genus Melia also known as Chinaberry, Melia azedarach perennial deciduous plant used as ornamental plant for the fragrant flower that attract pollinators and as shade tree and it’s drought tolerant, this tree can also use as bonsai, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, desert, subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9b+.

Leaves color green in oval shape that grows connected in pinnate shape.

Melia azedarach flower

Flower color white to purple with five petals in star shape with the inner like cone.

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How to grow Melia azedarach growing and care:

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:
Invasive, the fruits makes dirt

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
For design

Size of the plant:
5-15m, 15-45 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

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

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

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season?

General information about the flower:
White to purple flowers with five petals in star shape with the inner like cone

Scientific name:

Melia azedarach

How to grow Melia azedarach

Melia azedarach tree flowers

Melia azedarach tree care

Melia azedarach tree

Melia azedarach


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Flower colors
  • Purple flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Attract pollinators
  • Bonsai
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Fragrance
  • Ornamental plants
  • Shade tree
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9