Gmelina arborea (Email for availability)

This is a fast growing deciduous tree. The leaves are heart-shaped, the flowers are yellow and orange and an unusual shape- one petal is longer than the rest. Parts of the plant are used for medicinal purposes, the flowers and fruit are edible, tasting both bitter and sweet. The fruit is also used for making yellow botanical dye. The wood is medium weight and a beautiful cream white to pale gray color. Bees love to pollinate this beautiful tree. With a versatile use and easy to care for, this tree will sit pretty in any garden or green house. 

E-mail us with zip code if interested and we can check latest availability.


This tree grows in tropical and subtropical climates with medium to high humidity in full sun. Well draining nutrient rich soil is best, water when the top few inches of soil have dried out. Reduce watering in Winter. Protect from freezing. 

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