Melia azedarach

  • Melia azedarach trunk showing bark
  • Melia azedarach one-year old seedling
  • Melia azedarach tree showing adult foliage
  • Auckland. Dec 2006.
  • Melia azederach
  • Melia azederach
  • Melia azedarach in flower
  • Melia azedarach two-year-old sapling. Oct 2006.
  • Melia azederach
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Species

Melia azedarach

Common Name(s)

Melia

Authority

Melia azedarach L.

Family

Meliaceae

Flora Category

Vascular - Exotic

Main Flower Colour

Red / Pink

Other Flower Colour

White

Reason For Introduction
Horticultural.

Life Cycle Comments
Long-lived tree.

Reproduction
Mainly by seed but can root sucker extensively

Seed
Fleshy bird dispersed fruits - seed long-lived.

Dispersal
Bird dispersed and by gravity. Also spread through careless disposal of garden waste.

Tolerances
Drought and cold tolerant once established.

Poisonous plant:
The yellow fruits of this species are poisonous.








This page last updated on 9 Dec 2010

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