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MELIA

Commonly known as Persian lilac, White cedar


  • Deciduous
  • Will grow outside in milder locations - This could include plants which would survive happily in a greenhouse or conservatory if not in a mild location. If you have a sheltered spot in your garden then it may do well here. - use loam based compost if growing in conservatory or greenhouse - full light
  • Full sun
  • Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants. - leaves and berries are poisonous.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - grown for its star-shaped flowers and long-lasting bead-like berries. Seeds commonly used in rosaries before the advent of plastics. An underutilised tree of the mahogany family.
  • Pests & Diseases - red spider mites if in greenhouse
  • Place of origin - India to China, southeastern Asia, northern Australia.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - shelter from cold winds.

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MELIA azedarach

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Commonly known as: Bead-tree, Pride of China, Pride of India.
A rare but attractive tree more common in the Mediterranean, with fragrant lilac flowers. Bead-like fruits remain long after the leaves have fallen
Small £14.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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