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Commonly known as Persian lilac, White cedar
Will grow outside in milder locationsThis 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
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGrown 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 & DiseasesRed spider mites if in greenhousePlace of originIndia to China, southeastern Asia, northern Australia.
HardinessFrost hardy (down to -5)
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilShelter from cold winds.
Toxic - Category B - CAUTIONToxic if eaten(People & Pets)
Buy Varieties of MELIA
a rare but attractive tree more common in the Mediterranean, with fragrant lilac flowers. Bead-like fruits remain long after the leaves have fallen