Syn. Spondias cytherea

Common name: June plum

Native to: Melanesia and Polynesia; common in tropical coastal areas worldwide

 

This fast-growing tree can reach up to 20 m (66 ft) in its native range of Melanesia and Polynesia; however, it usually averages 10–12 m (30–40 ft) in other areas. Spondias dulcis has deciduous, pinnateleaves, 20–60 cm (8–24 in) in length, composed of 9 to 25 glossy, elliptic or obovate-oblong leaflets 9–10 cm (3.5–3.9 in) long, which are finely toothed toward the apex. The tree produces small, inconspicuous white flowers in terminal panicles. Its oval fruits, 6–9 cm (2.4–3.5 in) long, are borne in bunches of 12 or more on a long stalk. Over several weeks, the fruit fall to the ground while still green and hard, then turn golden-yellow as they ripen. The fruit is edible and made into preserves, flavourings, sauces, soups and stews.

Spondias dulcis

Ksh500.00Price
  • Native / exotic: Exotic

    Aspect: Full sun

    Flowers: Inconspicuous, white

    Fragrance: None

    Foliage: Evergreen

    Growth habit: Upright, open branched

    Hardiness: Hardy

    Height: Up to 20 metres / 60 feet

    Spread: Up to 4 metres / 12 feet

    Soil requirements: Prefers moist well-drained soils. Keep well mulched

    Uses: Edible fruit and attractive large pinnate green leaves.

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