Ceratonia siliqua

Botanical Name: Ceratonia siliqua

Phonetic: Sear-uh-Toe-Knee-uh sil-ee-kwuh

Common Name(s): Carob/St. John’s Bread

Family: Fabaceae
Origin: Mediterranean
Plant Type: Tree
Persistence: Evergreen

Leaf Type: Compound
Number of Leaflets: 4-10
Leaf Color: Dull green
Fall Color: –
Texture: Medium
Density: Dense
Bloom Season: Late spring
Flower Color(s): Red

Exposure: Full sun
USDA: 9-11
Climate Zone(s): 9,13-16,18-24
Growth Rate:                          
Height: 25-50 Feet
Spread: 25-50 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium/low
Soil: Rocky soils, good drainage, low water

Features: Broad canopy habit, flowers are unpleasantly pungent, long bean-like fruit in fall, edible fruit, does not like cold winters, drought tolerant, needs some space
Uses: Along highways, shrub, shade tree, parking lot tree, rural area tree (not a good lawn tree), screen, background

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