Commonly known as Persian lilac, White cedar


Further Reading....
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Toxic - Category B - CAUTION
    Toxic if eaten
    (People & Pets)
Melia azedarach - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of MELIA

MELIA azedarach

MELIA azedarach

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

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